ERIC Number: ED417568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolio Criteria and Corollary Assessment Instrument.
Musolino, Gina M.
This guide presents portfolio criteria and a corollary assessment instrument for physical therapy students enrolled in the Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy Program. The paper begins by listing the program's desired outcomes for its graduates, the definition of physical therapy, the components of a portfolio, and providing a glossary of relevant terms. The use of portfolios in perpetuating reflective learning processes and facilitating lifelong learning and professional development is also discussed. The next section presents the rationale and objectives of a physical therapist portfolio and the ten generic abilities that constitute the main structural framework of the development of the portfolio, including: (1) commitment to learning; (2) interpersonal skills; (3) communication skills; (4) effective use of time and resources; (5) use of constructive feedback; (6) problem solving; (7) professionalism; (8) responsibility; (9) critical thinking; and (10) stress management. Content and design suggestions are provided. Appendices include NSU mission and philosophy statements, Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy education criteria, rating summary forms, and feedback rating forms. (Contains 31 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.