ERIC Number: EJ718407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Reference Count: 15
Using Portfolios for External Assessment: An Experiment in Portugal
Pereira de Eca, Maria Teresa Torres
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v24 n2 p209-218 May 2005
This article describes some of the conclusions reached from an experiment using portfolios for art external assessment at the end of secondary education (age 17+) conducted in five Portuguese schools in 2001-2003. Several positive outcomes were found. Students found portfolios to be motivating and fostering constructive learning, dialogue and co-operation between students and teachers. The new assessment procedures developed communities of assessors enabling some increased consistency of examination results and positive professional development opportunities. However some weaknesses were detected such as potential bias related to the degree of teacher aid and practical problems as, for example, time-consuming in-service teacher training.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Professional Development, Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Learning Motivation, Secondary Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal