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ERIC Number: ED390817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Encouraging Reflection through Portfolios. Proceedings of the National Conference on Linking Liberal Arts and Teacher Education (San Diego, California, October 6-7, 1994).
Smyser, Sheryl O'Sullivan, Ed.
This proceedings reports on a 2-day conference which was the culminating event of a study on ways in which to better integrate the liberal arts with teacher preparation. The papers in this volume represent a cross-section of the growing body of knowledge surrounding portfolios and teacher education. The strongest conclusions drawn from the conference were that portfolios are a valuable tool for demonstrating through authentic evidence that the professional skills necessary for teaching have been mastered, that many methods of portfolio use are valuable, and that further research in this area is necessary. After the Introduction by Sheryl O'Sullivan Smyser, seven papers are included: (1) "The Portfolio: Sonnet, Mirror and Map" (Mary E. Diez); (2) "Portfolios: The Unknown, the Struggle and the Learning" ( Diane D. Allen); (3) "Subject Matter Assessment of Preservice Elementary Teachers: The San Diego State University Liberal Studies Assessment Portfolio" (Phoebe E. Roeder); (4) "College Entries Into Portfolio Assessment: Why, How, and What to Watch Out For" (Jerald Hauser); (5) "Portfolio Use in Higher Education: A Primer" (Yvonne Murnane); (6) "Casting Portfolios Across the Curriculum to Encourage Reflection" (James McFadden); and (7) "Collaborative Teaching and Cooperative Learning: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers" (Billy F. Hobbs; Patricia J. Hambrick). Individual papers contain references. (ND)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Individual Development, Liberal Arts, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; Redlands Univ., CA.