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ERIC Number: EJ889952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
A Professional Practice Portfolio for Quality Learning
Jones, Elizabeth
Higher Education Quarterly, v64 n3 p292-312 Jul 2010
This article focuses on the extent to which a portfolio may address the challenges of assessment for quality learning in professional education programmes. A four-year action research study investigated the development and implementation of a portfolio for the assessment of practice in a professional development programme preparing special education resource teachers to undertake a new role. A conceptual framework for an effective professional practice portfolio, derived from the refinement of the portfolio and teaching programme throughout the four years, is presented. Findings indicate that a well-designed portfolio may support quality learning through the integration of theory and practice, the promotion of self-assessment, autonomy, reflection and meta-cognition, and the enhancement of the programme's relevance to workplace practice. The findings support the use of a portfolio as a tool to assess and promote the generic skills included in graduate attribute lists or profiles and in evaluation of programme effectiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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