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Special needs education, e-learning and the reflective e-portfolio: implications for developing and assessing competence in pre-service education.

Lambe, Jacqueline, McNair, Victor and Smith, Ron (2013) Special needs education, e-learning and the reflective e-portfolio: implications for developing and assessing competence in pre-service education. Journal of Education for Teaching: international research and pedaglgy, 39 (2). pp. 181-196. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2013.765191

DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2013.765191

Abstract

This paper reports on the use of e-portfolios to assess aspects of a one year, post-graduate pre-service teacher education programme within the specific context of special needs education. The rationale for using an e-portfolio for programme assessment is discussed and the potential it offers in demonstrating a range of teaching competencies. Participants in the study were challenged to develop their individual e-portfolio by selecting and presenting evidence for assessment drawn from a wide range of sources and to reflect upon their personal, academic and pedagogical learning and development across the pre-service year. The paper also reports on the individual student experience of building an e-portfolio and attitudes towards its use for assessment purposes within pre-service education and beyond. It also considers future potential for using e-portfolios across all phases of teacher education.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:assessment; e-portfolios; pre-service education; special educational needs (SEN)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:22362
Deposited By: Dr Jacqueline Lambe
Deposited On:21 Mar 2013 10:55
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:03

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