Pauline Larabee, Recognition of Adult Learning, Outcome
Based Assessment Guide (draft), (Ottawa: Ottawa Board
of Education, Continuing Education Centre, 1995)
WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO?
- In literacy programmer, a portfolio is a file that contains a
representative selection of a learner's work.
- It is meant to show the learner's progress over a period of time
so that both learner and teacher can see what has been achieved.
- The portfolio can also be used to show the work of a whole
HOW CAN WORKING ON A PORTFOLIO
CONTRIBUTE TO TEACHING?
· Learner portfolios were first developed for purposes of
assessment and accreditation, but have become a valuable teaching tool
Planning helps learners to set goals and see where they're
Motivation helps learners to take responsibility for their
own learning and progress
Accreditation helps learners to see progress and
GOAL SETTING: When setting out to produce a portfolio, both
teacher and learner have to decide what they are going to work on. In
literacy this means discussing the learner's goals in returning to
school and agreeing on what they might reasonably expect to achieve
within a specified period.