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ERIC Number: EJ1107854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Unlocking ePortfolio Practice: Teaching Beliefs
Henscheid, Jean M.; Brown, Gary; Gordon, Aifang; Chen, Helen L.
International Journal of ePortfolio, v4 n1 p21-48 2014
The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) annual ePortfolio survey focuses on understanding ePortfolio practitioners' teaching beliefs and practices. The action research reported here extends that survey research to a population of emerging educators (i.e., graduate students in education). In addition to surveying the teaching beliefs of the target population as a comparison with respondents to the annual AAEEBL survey of ePortfolio practitioners, the researchers collected data through a sequence of reflective activities with the students. The belief constructs of the survey--teacher-, learner-, and learning-centered beliefs--maintained face and statistical validity. Graduate students were high in all three belief constructs. They particularly prized learner-centered beliefs and practices. Their reflections reveal barriers to embracing, implementing, and in some cases even comprehending, learning-centered practices.
Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia. North Instructional Plaza, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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