Implementing Assessment By Portfolio In A Professional Practice Unit

Bruce, Christine S. & Middleton, Michael R. (1999) Implementing Assessment By Portfolio In A Professional Practice Unit. In 1999 Higher Education Research and Development Annual Conference, 12-15 July 1999, Melbourne, Australia.

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Assessment by portfolio facilitates students' control over their learning and provides a coherent framework within which to encourage students to engage in aspects of professional practice. The strategy requires careful design to ensure that students understand the criteria by which they will be assessed and to encourage them to target higher level learning outcomes. In this paper we explore the implementation of assessment by portfolio in the Queensland University of Technology's Graduate Diploma of Information Studies. We discuss the role of the portfolio in the 'Professional Practice Unit', assessment design, and students' experience of portfolio assessment. The second part of the paper involves reporting an exploration of the qualitatively different ways in which students approach the portfolio experience and their reactions to portfolio based assessment. We conclude with a discussion of strategies for helping students engage with portfolios.

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ID Code: 11320
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the publisher’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: student portfolios, portfolio assessment, assessment by portfolio, portfolios, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 (The authors)
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:51

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