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Advancing assessment practice in continuing professional learning: Toward a richer understanding of teaching portfolios for learning and assessment

Trevitt, C., Stocks, C., Quinlan, Kathleen M. (2012) Advancing assessment practice in continuing professional learning: Toward a richer understanding of teaching portfolios for learning and assessment. International Journal for Academic Development, 17 (2). pp. 163-175. ISSN 1360-144X. E-ISSN 1470-1324. (doi:10.1080/1360144X.2011.589004) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper reviews a range of challenges and tensions experienced when using portfolios for learning as well as for summative assessment in the context of continuing professional learning in academic development programmes. While portfolios are becoming increasingly prominent, the details of how they are used are under-examined; they are often simply assumed to be an appropriate tool. However, it is important that, as practitioners, we are able to justify our own assessment practices and convey our expectations to our participants, who may be unfamiliar with the demands of a reflective portfolio. In this paper we explore some of the appeal as well as the difficulties of using portfolios, many of which arise from the fact that portfolios are often simultaneously used for summative and formative purposes. We suggest how the challenges sometimes experienced with portfolio assessment can be addressed by course conveners.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/1360144X.2011.589004
Uncontrolled keywords: Academic development, Academic practice, Continuing professional development, Continuing professional learning, Teaching portfolios
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen M Quinlan
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60291 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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