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ERIC Number: EJ763785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Factors Influencing the Successful Introduction of Portfolios
Van Tartwijk, Jan; Driessen, Erik; Van Der Vleuten, Cees; Stokking, Karel
Quality in Higher Education, v13 n1 p69-79 Apr 2007
Factors influencing the successful introduction of portfolios are described. A portfolio is a purposeful collection of all kinds of documents and other artefacts that together give an impression of how tasks were fulfilled and how competence has developed. A portfolio can also contain reflections and plans for future development. Although portfolios are often promoted as valuable instruments in innovative educational practices, the introduction of portfolios in everyday education often leads to disappointment. Factors that influence the success of the introduction of portfolios are the match between the purpose of using a portfolio and the portfolio content and structure; the educational configuration in which the portfolio is introduced; the support of teachers, students and educational leaders; and the availability of an adequate infrastructure. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands