Using Portfolios In Elt

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Using Portfolios In Elt

  1. 1. LUZ ANDREA VARGAS VIVIANA C. FERNANDEZ PORTFOLIOS IN ELT
  2. 2. <ul><li>The term portfolio derives from the Latin verb portare , meaning to carry and the Latin noun foglio , meaning sheets or leaves of paper . </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com What are Language Portfolio?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Collection of individual students’ work put together in a file or ring binder. </li></ul><ul><li>They belong to the student and can be updated as language learning continues by adding to and taking away pieces of work. </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com
  4. 4. <ul><li>The collection must include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Student participation in selecting contents. </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for judging merits. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of a student's self-reflection. </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com
  5. 5. <ul><li>Portfolios became popular in the mid 1980s. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1998 and 2000 various ELP models were piloted in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>ELPs were launched throughout Europe in 2001 . </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com
  6. 6. <ul><li>Course portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Professional portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching portfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A summative portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A formative portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OTHER TYPES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documentation Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Process Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase Portfolio </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com Types of Portfolios
  7. 7. <ul><li>Encouraging self-directed learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Enlarging the view of what is learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering learning about learning. </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com Why use a Portfolio?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Demonstrating progress toward identified outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an intersection for instruction and assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a way for students to value themselves as learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering opportunities for peer-supported growth. </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com
  9. 9. <ul><li>It is continuous and ongoing, providing both formative (i.e., ongoing) and summative (i.e., culminating) opportunities for monitoring students' progress toward achieving essential outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>It is multidimensional, </li></ul><ul><li>It provides for collaborative reflection. </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com Characteristics of a portfolio
  10. 10. <ul><li>1. Organization and Planning </li></ul><ul><li>2. Collection </li></ul><ul><li>3. Reflection </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com What are the phases of its development?
  11. 11. <ul><li>They enhance learners’ motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>They help learners to reflect on their own learning and achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>They enable learners to look for new cultural experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>They lead to greater learner autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can work in their own time on different sections of the LP . </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com Advantages
  12. 12. <ul><li>The storage of portfolios can be problematic. </li></ul><ul><li>As teachers portfolios involve the provision of the folder and the organisation of the contents, which can be time consuming. </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com Disadvantages
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thoughtfulness. </li></ul><ul><li>Growth and development in relationship to key curriculum expectancies and indicators. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and application of key processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Completeness, correctness, and appropriateness of products and processes presented in the portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of entries </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com How can portfolios be evaluated?
  14. 14. <ul><li>www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/resources/portfolio.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~elc/portfolio5.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://ftad.osu.edu/portfolio/ </li></ul><ul><li>English Teaching Forum </li></ul>06/04/09 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com References

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