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ERIC Number: EJ940432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Portfolio Assessment on Chemical Reactor Analysis and Process Design Courses
Alha, Katariina
European Journal of Engineering Education, v29 n2 p267-273 2004
Assessment determines what students regard as important: if a teacher wants to change students' learning, he/she should change the methods of assessment. This article describes the use of portfolio assessment on five courses dealing with chemical reactor and process design during the years 1999-2001. Although the use of portfolio was a new assessment method for the students, about half of them chose portfolio assessment instead of a traditional examination. The organization of portfolio assessment (the structure of the portfolio, negotiations about the assessment principles between students and teachers, etc.) and students' and teachers' reactions to this new assessment method are described. Portfolio proved to be a good addition to the assessment methods and an excellent way of getting feedback from the students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland