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ERIC Number: ED440986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 8
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Using Portfolios in Higher Education.
Ediger, Marlow
One constructivist approach to assessing student learning is the use of portfolios. The contents of a portfolio demonstrate what a student knows and can do. The portfolio indicates actual products and processes a student has developed, as exemplified in the description of the contents of a student portfolio in a teaching methods course. Portfolios may also be used to extend the scope of the curriculum. The portfolio may be the major data course for a grade, but pride of ownership and achievement may motivate the student to learn more. A portfolio can be an important tool in linking course objectives, learning opportunities, and assessment procedures. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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