What kind of e portfolio experiences do beginning teachers need?
W kind of e portfolio experiences do hatbeginning teachers need?Ali Messer & John LodgeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ContextUse of an e-portfolio with Secondary PGCEstudents.An opportunity to learn from previous projects toexplore ways in which e-portfolios enableprofessional learning.TDA-funded project (2010-11).
AimsTo explore the perceptions of: • colleagues teaching on the PGCE; • students undertaking the course; and • an e-learning adviser at Roehampton.
DataMethodology to explore the perceptions of all PGCEteaching staff, the university e-learning adviser anda single student through: • semi structured interviews; • artefacts created, selected and reflected upon by students and added to their e-portfolio; and • a student questionnaire posted on Moodle.Student A sound recording Student B PowerPoint presentation
Findings1. The software struggled to achieve the project’s aims.2. An e-portfolio needs to offer: • student control of e-portfolio views; • reflection as well as resource selection; • support for a community of practice; and • ease of use for tutors when guiding students in resource selection and reflection.
Further questions 1. Is the decision-making of beginning teachers revealed in their resource selection and reflection? 2. What is the correlation between employability and use of e-portfolios? Might there be a causal link?
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