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ERIC Number: EJ770854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Developing Progress Files: A Case Study
Fry, Heather; Davenport, Elizabeth S.; Woodman, Theresa; Pee, Barbel
Teaching in Higher Education, v7 n1 p97-111 Jan 2002
This paper reports the development of a progress file, a tool to promote learning, planning and the recording of achievement, for dental therapists in training and professional practice. Progress files are to become obligatory in higher education in the United Kingdom. The aims of the file, its development and the naturalistic approach taken to evaluation are described; the outcomes are analysed. A number of potential challenges posed by progress files for teaching, learning, assessment, curriculum and policy development in the United Kingdom, and for researching these challenges, are highlighted. Issues relating to employment, self-appraisal, lifelong learning and reflection in learning are considered. The desirability of a discipline or professionally-based file, and for acceptance of flexibility in intent, length and usage of such devices is posited. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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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: United Kingdom