ERIC Number: ED384778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Thinking about Learning and Learning about Thinking: Using Portfolio Assessment in Adult Education. A Handbook for Instructors and Tutors.
This manual, based on a workplace literacy project, discusses the pros and cons of using portfolios for student evaluation from a practitioner's standpoint. It also highlights the assessment tools that can aid in making learning more relevant and goal-oriented for adult learners. The manual is organized in six sections. The first section discusses what portfolios can do, and the second section explains what a portfolio is and how it can be used in adult education. The third section suggests the benefits that can accrue from using portfolios for adult learners. In the fourth section, the types of items that can be kept in a portfolio are described. The fifth section suggests methods of using portfolios in the classroom and touches upon the ethics of portfolio ownership. The final section reflects on instructor and learner evaluation of portfolios. Six appendixes provide samples of the following: learner interview form, learning style survey, individualized education plan, individualized education plan chart, student attendance log, and skill enhancement program motivation monitor. Contains 11 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Essex Community Coll., MD.