Learning Portfolios

 Feel free to use or adapt any of these materials. I ask you to include attribution. Thank you.

1. An overview of how I described the end of term (and half-way through term check-in) Learning Portfolio assignment in Biol. 345, a biology elective for non life-science majors.

2. A tool I designed and shared with students on how to do well in this assignment, and basically what I used to mark it.

3. The check-in feedback form I used in Integrated Science 330B, a course for science majors, where their final assignment, with this half-way check-in, was to create a chart to show how they met the LO of the course.

4. The syllabi for each of those courses: 

Biol 345  (simple outline of course; see detailed learning portfolio assignment description in #1 above)

ISCI 330b (Learning portfolio assignment description starts at bottom of p. 5)

5. The CELT paper I wrote after leading a pre-conference workshop on use of Learning Portfolios at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference at the University of New Brunswick:

Cassidy, A. (2010). Learning Portfolios: Creative Connections between Formal and Informal Learning. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), Volume 3. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Click here for the PDF.

Other resources:

Compiled by Alice Cassidy, In View Education and Professional Development https://cassidyinview.wordpress.com/

Thanks to Lydia Jones and Anton Tolman for their contribution of some materials.  Do you have something to add? Let me know and I can update the list!

Barrett, H.C. (2007). Researching Electronic Portfolios and Learner Engagement: The REFLECT Initiative. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(6), 436-449.

Biggs, J. (1999). What the Student Does: Teaching for Enhanced Learning. Higher Education Research & Development, 18(1), 57-76.

Blair, G.K. (2003). Portfolio-based Learning and Assessment in Professional Schools. Workshop. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference. June 11, 2003. University of British Columbia.

Brown, J.O. (2002). Know Thyself: The Impact of Portfolio Development on Adult Learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 52(3), 228-245.

Challis, M. (1999). AMEE Medical Education Guide No. 11 (revised): Portfolio-based learning and assessment in medical education. Medical Teacher. Vol.21(4): 370-386.

du Boulay, C. (2000). From CME to CPD: Getting Better and Getting Better? Individual Learning Portfolios May Bridge Gap Between Learning and Accountability. BMJ, 320(12), 393-394.

Endacott, R., Gray, M., Jasper, M., McMullan, M., Miller, C., Scholes, J., & Webb, C. (2002). Using Portfolios in the Assessment of Learning and Competence: The Impact of Four Models. Nurse Education in Practice4(4), 250-257.

Fryer-Edwards, K., Pinsky, L.E. & Robins, L. (2006). The Use of Portfolios to Assess Professionalism. In Measuring Medical Professionalism Ed. D.T. Stern. Oxford: Oxford UP.

Gerrish, Kate. (1993). An evaluation of a portfolio as an assessment tool for teaching practice placements. (1993). Nurse Education TodayVolume 13, Issue 3, June 1993, Pages 172-179. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/026069179390099N

Herring, D., Hibbs, R., Morgan, B. & Notar, C. (2007). Show What You Know: ePortfolios for 21st Century Learners. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 86-92). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Herteis, Eileen M. and Simmons, Nicola. (2010). The Portfolio Process. Green Guide #10. London, Ontario:  Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). http://www.stlhe.ca/resources/green-guides/

Klenowski, V. (2010.) Portfolio assessment. International Encyclopedia of Education. 3rd Edition. Editors-in-Chief:  Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker and Barry McGaw. Elsevier. Pages 236-242. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780080448947

Lankes, A.M.D. (1998). Portfolios: A New Wave in Assessment. T.H.E. Journal, 25(9).

Parbooshigh, J. (2007). Learning Portfolios: Potential to Assist Health Professionals with Self-Directed Learning. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 16(2), 75-81.

De Rijdt, C., Tiquet, E., Dochy, F. & Devolder, M. (2006). Teaching Portfolios in Higher Education and Their Effects: An Explorative Study. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22(8), 1084-1093.

Snadden, D. & Thomas, M.L. (1998). Portfolio Learning – Does it Work? Medical Education, 32, 401-6.

Tillema, H.H. (1998). Design and validity of a portfolio instrument for professional training. Studies in Educational Evaluation. Vol.24(3): 263-278

Utah Valley University. From Anton Tolman. Try a subject search for portfolio, rubric, and/or peer review for links: http://www.uvu.edu/facultycenter/

Wright, W.A., Knight, P.T. & Pomerleau, N. (1999). Portfolio People: Teaching and Learning Dossiers and Innovation in Higher Education. Innovative Higher Education 24(2), 89-103.

Zubizarreta, John. (2009). The Learning Portfolio. Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning. 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons.


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