Portfolio: Powerful tool to assess young children's learning

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Portfolio is an appropriate assessment utilized in early childhood education. It constructs a big picture of children's growth, development and achievement by collecting evidence over time.

Portfolio is an appropriate assessment utilized in early childhood education. It constructs a big picture of children's growth, development and achievement by collecting evidence over time.

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  • 1. Portfolio: Powerful tool to assess young children’s learning
    XiaoyuLu
    January 2011
  • 2. Overall
    Redefined child and childhood
    Portfolio assessment
    Consideration
  • 3. Redefined child and childhood
    In postmodern society, expectation of young children has been defined as capable and active learners.
  • 4. Redefined child and childhood Con
    Children are expected to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • 5. Redefined child and childhood Con
    They are expected to develop problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities
  • 6. Redefined child and childhood
    Childhood become a critical period in which young children form their learning and development.
  • 7. Portfolio assessment
    Portfolio assessment is collection of children’s learning evidence over a period of time.
  • 8. Portfolio assessment con
    Portfolio enhances the quality of children’s learning during their early years
  • 9. Portfolio assessment con
    Portfolio acknowledges children’s rights in their learning
  • 10. Portfolio assessment con
    Portfolio balances children’s learning process and product
  • 11. Portfolio assessment con
    Portfolio includes children’s diversity
  • 12. Consideration
    Assessment related laws or regulations
  • 13. Consideration Con
    Sensitive to the contexts
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