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ERIC Number: EJ819829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Developing Digital Portfolios: Investigating How Digital Portfolios Can Facilitate Pupil Talk about Learning
Wall, Kate; Higgins, Steve; Miller, Jen; Packard, Nick
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v15 n3 p261-273 Oct 2006
The Digital Portfolio Project at Newcastle University aimed over one year (2002/2003) to support teachers in producing, storing and accessing assessment portfolios of learner's work using information and communications technology (ICT). This paper draws on evidence of pupil views collected as part of 14 teacher-led case studies. The teachers all approached the task of developing digital portfolios in different ways and the variety of end products was large; however, the common result was the value placed on using the portfolio as a tool for reflection and celebration of children's learning. As part of the data collection teachers were encouraged to gather pupil views about the digital portfolio learning process. These comments provide an interesting and surprisingly analytical perspective of the research and learning process not commonly considered in the academic community. This paper documents the pupils' views and uses them to review the strength of the digital portfolio process and the benefits of using it in the primary classroom. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom