With the increasing emphasis on continuing professional development for teachers and all educational practitioners, the use of portfolios to plan, chart, and review professional development is now widespread. Drawing directly from their experience of developing portfolios and portfolio-based assessment, and from current research, this book enables the reader to design and plan a portfolio, chart and analyze relevant professional experiences, reflect critically on practice, assess performance against standards and competences frameworks, present evidence of practice and achievements, and plan their continuing professional development. There are also chapter objectives, key questions and tasks in every chapter, which adds to the practical focus of the book.

Designing an Electronic Portfolio

Designing an electronic portfolio

This chapter explores electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) and looks at some of the advantages and opportunities in using an e-format to develop a professional portfolio drawing on the approaches discussed in previous chapters.

Key issues

  • What is an e-portfolio?
  • Constructing an e-portfolio
  • The features of an e-portfolio
  • Using evidence in an e-portfolio
  • Is an e-portfolio for me?

Using ICT in Developing a Portfolio

For most education practitioners, information and communication technology (ICT) is an integral part of their professional practice, both as a resource for learning, teaching and research and as a communicative tool. Enhanced Internet access in both the professional and personal domain means that many practitioners use ICT daily and developing an electronic portfolio is an attractive option for practitioners who operate in electronic contexts ...

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