E-portfolio thinking in teacher training: a small-scale study in K-12 in Turkey

Kok, Ayse (2008) E-portfolio thinking in teacher training: a small-scale study in K-12 in Turkey. In: ALT-C 2008 Rethinking the digital divide, 9 - 11 September 2008, Leeds, UK.

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The account given in this paper is related to the experiences of foreign language teachers involved in the pilot study undertaken in a high school in Turkey. After outlining the distinctive advantages of e-portfolios in the context of teacher development; this paper discusses the results of a qualitative study addressing the value of e-portfolios as versatile teaching and learning tools to showcase the professional skills of the teachers. Data collection was undertaken through both semi-structured interviews with the majority of these teachers and field observations. By providing teachers with the opportunity to enhance their technological skills and to reflect critically upon their work as educators, e-portfolios can serve as an invaluable resource for meeting educational standards and promoting effective teaching practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: ALT-C Conference > ALT-C 2008
Depositing User: Miss M Jones
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 14:25
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:08
URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/436

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