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.

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Portfolio: Powerful tool to assess young children's learning

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