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ERIC Number: ED377209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolios: Stories of Knowing.
Paulson, Pearl R.; Paulson, F. Leon
Portfolios are useful in developing a personal set of rules for good communication and for reflecting on one's performance over time. As a purposeful, interrelated collection of student work the portfolio shows student efforts, progress, and self-reflection. The article uses storytelling as a metaphor to show what portfolios are and what they can do. The Cognitive Model for Assessing Portfolios is described which takes into account the three dimensions of the portfolio: its stakeholders, activities, and history. Stakeholders are the author, publisher, and audience, and activities are what the student has to think about to make the portfolio tell the story. History recognizes the changes that take place during the endeavor. The historical dimension allows the inference that portfolios are chronicles of knowing. Development of the portfolio is like a journey. One figure illustrates the model. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A