Refocusing portfolio assessment: curating for feedback and portrayal

Clarke, Jillian L. and Boud, David ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Refocusing portfolio assessment: curating for feedback and portrayal. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55 (4) . pp. 479-486. ISSN 1470-3297 [Article] (doi:10.1080/14703297.2016.1250664)

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Portfolios are embraced extensively in higher professional education as effective tools for students to represent their learning and help prepare them for future practice. They are very diverse, used for both formative and summative purposes; however, concerns are raised that the current emphasis on academic standards and/or the focus on employability may lead to the perception of portfolios simply as means to portray achievements. This paper argues that contemporary portfolios in digital environments can readily facilitate both purposes. It conceptualises a whole-of-programme approach to the use of portfolios in which consideration is given to the need to bring curation skills and feedback processes to the forefront of portfolio practices. For teachers considering these issues, a planning framework for the design of programme-wide portfolios is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Portfolios; portfolio assessment; formative assessment; feedback, professional education; higher education, curation for learning
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 21415
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovations in Education and Teaching International on 01/11/2016, available online:
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Depositing User: Louis Van Baelen
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 19:47

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