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ERIC Number: EJ905112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
Portfolios: Conceptual Foundations and Functional Implications
Luescher, Andreas; Sinn, John W.
Journal of Technology Studies, v29 n2 p68-76 Sum-Fall 2003
In this article the authors address several important areas that combine to illuminate the portfolio as performance, index, and design. They provide an in-depth look at the conceptual foundation and selected functional implications of portfolios. Accordingly, the foundations laid here may serve as a basis for further development and application to a comprehensive application of the portfolio methodology. The authors also present several different types of portfolios including (a) a student portfolio: a show of accomplishments for a class; (b) a project portfolio: a documentary of project or independent study; (c) a personal portfolio: a scrapbook or collection of one's interests; (d) a professional portfolio: an organized collection of complex, performance-based evidence that indicates one's growth, goals, and current knowledge and skills needed to be competent in a role or area of expertise; and (e) a teaching portfolio: a selection of artifacts and reflective entries representing a teacher's professional experiences, teaching competencies, and growth over a period of time. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio