Using E-portfolios to achieve better learning outcomes in professional training: Views from teacher trainees and supervisors

Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

Abstract

This paper reports a preliminary study on the use of professional e-portfolios to enhance teacher trainees' learning outcomes in teaching practice. Nearly 90percent of the participants were able to follow the suggested guidelines to present their learning outcomes in an e-Portfolio. Some good practices were also identified. Academic staff from three different faculties gained an understanding of how technology applications can be used to support teacher trainees' learning of teaching practice through participation in this study. Recommendations on revising the learning activities in e-Portfolios, providing detailed guidelines on achieving an in-depth critical reflection, and enhancements of the Mahara e-Portfolio platform and technical training are proposed. Copyright © 2015 International Vocational Education and Training Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-78
JournalInternational Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Citation

Yu, W. M. C. (2015). Using E-portfolios to achieve better learning outcomes in professional training: Views from teacher trainees and supervisors. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 23(2), 67-78.

Keywords

  • Electronic portfolio (E-portfolio)
  • Teaching practice
  • Field experience
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher trainees
  • Learning outcomes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Using E-portfolios to achieve better learning outcomes in professional training: Views from teacher trainees and supervisors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.