Developing Portfolios in Education, Second Edition, walks teachers through the practical aspects of creating portfolios and demonstrates how they can be used as an action research tool for reflection and professional development. Authors Ruth S. Johnson, J. Sabrina Mims-Cox, and Adelaide Doyle-Nichols include checklists, visuals, organizational strategies, and hands-on tools to help readers through every step of developing a professional portfolio.
Emphasizes the role of standards as they apply to portfolio content and evaluation; Includes chapter-opening scenarios that offer real-world examples of portfolio development
New to This Edition
Presents a chapter that links portfolio development to action research; Contains updated material on electronic portfolio development; Provides new step-by-step descriptions of the portfolio process written specifically for teachers
Accompanying Student Resources on CD provide video clips of portfolio presentations, sample electronic portfolios for elementary and secondary teaching credential candidates, PowerPoint slides, tables, templates, and links to Web sites.
Chapter 4: Reflective Inquiry: A Tool for Giving Voice to the Portfolio
Reflective Inquiry: A Tool for Giving Voice to the Portfolio
More than anything else, the portfolio process should inspire reflection—alone and in the company of others…. Reflective commentaries by the portfolio owner are essential companion pieces to artifacts. Writing reflections pushes teachers to more deeply examine their practice and allows others to examine the thinking behind the teaching documented in the portfolio…. With reflection, the portfolio can become an episode of learning.
We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.