Web-based portfolio for field experiences

Kai Ming LI, Yiu Sing LAM, Pak Hung LI, Kwok Leung WU

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Abstract

This study describes a web-based portfolio system in a Hong Kong teacher education context in which on-line tool was used to facilitate student teachers’ reflection on their field experience during teaching practice. Assessment rubric was integrated into the web-based portfolio platform. Student teachers created and revised their reflective statements and artifacts according to pre-defined and self-defined learning domains for professional development. Automatic notification feature was also built in the system so that whenever a student teacher posted something on the platform, the supervising tutor was notified thus enhancing communication between the supervising tutor and the student teachers. Feedback and comments from both lecturers and student teachers were shared in a forum and such data were tracked by a database in the system. Preliminary finding shows that the web-based portfolio system enables the lecturers to give timely and informative feedback and the development process of such a portfolio encourages student teachers to think reflectively and to become a self-regulatory learner.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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teacher
learning
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Citation

Li, K. M., Lam, Y. S., Li, P. H., & Wu, K. L. (2003). Web-based portfolio for field experiences. In K. T. Lee & K. Mitchell (Eds.), International Conference on Computers in Education 2003: A conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): The "second wave" of ICT in education: From facilitating teaching and learning to engendering education reform: Proceedings [CD-ROM] (pp. 899-902). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advance of Computing in Education.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning