ERIC Number: ED375433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Portfolio as a Learning Strategy.
Porter, Carol; Cleland, Janell
Looking in depth at the curricular and instructional framework of a student-centered classroom, this book describes learning strategies in detail and illustrates with student samples that demonstrate how portfolios can assist students in reflective self-evaluation. The book chronicles the experiences of two teachers over their three years of experimentation with portfolios including not just their successes but also their mistakes. Chapters in the book are: (1) An Invitation to the Reader; (2) Why Do We Need Portfolios?; (3) How Can the Portfolio Be Used to Support Learning?; (4) What Should Go into a Portfolio?; (5) How Might the Portfolio Be Assembled?; (6) The Portfolio Is Completed: Now What?; (7) What Are Other Teacher Concerns about Portfolios?; and (8) Our Final Reflections. A student-written short story (the 26th but not the last draft) is included as an appendix between the second and third chapters. Contains 39 references. (RS)
Descriptors: High Schools, Learning Strategies, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Reflective Teaching, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Student Writing Models, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
Boynton/Cook Publishers, Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 (ISBN-0-86709-348-X, $17.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Yetta M. Goodman.