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ERIC Number: EJ850079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
The Effects of Portfolio-Based Advice on the Development of Self-Directed Learning Skills in Secondary Vocational Education
Kicken, Wendy; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.; Slot, Wim
Educational Technology Research and Development, v57 n4 p439-460 Aug 2009
This experimental study was designed to investigate whether supervision meetings, in which students receive specific advice on how to use a development portfolio to monitor their progress and plan their future learning, helps them to develop self-directed learning skills and improve their learning in the domain. In the first year of a hairdressing program in vocational education, supervision meetings were used to provide students with either specific advice or not. Students in the advice group (n = 21) formulated better learning needs, selected more suitable learning tasks, completed more practical assignments, and acquired more certificates than students in the feedback-only group (n = 22). Interviews also showed that students in the advice group appreciated the supervision meeting more and perceived them as more effective than students in the feedback-only group. Guidelines are provided for the use of development portfolios and the organization of supervision meetings in on-demand vocational education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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