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Portfolios for learning, assessment and professional development in higher education

Klenowski, Valentina, Askew, Sue, & Carnell, Eileen (2006) Portfolios for learning, assessment and professional development in higher education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: an international journal, 31(3), pp. 267-286.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the use of portfolios for learning and professional development in Higher Education (HE). Recent research findings related to learning and assessment help to contextualize the study. The use of portfolios for summative assessment and development of teaching and reflective practice dominates the literature. What is lacking is research that provides insights into how a portfolio for learning can be used in HE to develop understanding into one’s own learning, assessment and professional practices. The action research findings related to portfolio use for learning purposes identified in the three case studies include: the importance of establishing the purpose of the portfolio; the impact of portfolio use on the approach to learning, to teaching and to professional development; the changes to professional practice brought about as a result of the learning; and the need to consider issues related to ethics and confidentiality.

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ID Code: 9317
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: val.klenowski@qut.edu.au
Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1080/02602930500352816
ISSN: 1469-297X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 31(3):pp. 267-286.
Deposited On: 04 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:56

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