Research Online

Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

Use of Portfolios for Assessment in Design and Technology Education

Stables, Kay. 2017. Use of Portfolios for Assessment in Design and Technology Education. In: Marc J de Vries, ed. Handbook of Technology Education. Cham: Springer, pp. 749-763. ISBN 978-3-319-44686-8 [Book Section]

[img]
Preview
Text
Stables 2018 Use of portfolios.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (165kB) | Preview

Abstract or Description

This chapter explores the use of portfolios in assessment, starting with a general overview of the nature of assessment portfolios, then moving on to their use within technology education for developing and assessing capability. I start by considering their early use in public examinations in England and reasons why they were introduced. From this I explore issues presented by using portfolios, their potential and their problems. I draw on a range of research and development projects, mainly from within technology education, then present a case study of portfolio development from research at Goldsmiths, University of London, and use this as a basis for exemplifying the potential of digital portfolios. Finally, I provide hopeful but cautious guidance, drawing from the success stories, the findings, and the concerns raised through the chapter.

Item Type:

Book Section

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44687-5_53

Keywords:

Assessment, Portfolios, e-Portfolios, Design processes

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design

Dates:

DateEvent
22 September 2017Published Online

Item ID:

26653

Date Deposited:

23 Jul 2019 11:03

Last Modified:

09 Oct 2019 13:23

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26653

View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)