Using ePortfolios in early childhood education: Recalling, reconnecting, restarting and learning

Hooker, Tracey (2019) Using ePortfolios in early childhood education: Recalling, reconnecting, restarting and learning. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 17 (4). pp. 376-391. ISSN 1476-718X

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Portfolios are widely used in New Zealand for documenting children’s learning; there is now an increasing move to online ePortfolios. This article presents findings from a doctoral study which investigated the impact of the introduction of ePortfolios in an early childhood education setting where traditional paperbased portfolios were previously used as the formative assessment tool for children’s learning. The findings demonstrate that a significant benefit of the ePortfolio system used in this study was the ways in which they could support children to revisit their learning and become involved in their own formative assessment. This is described as recalling, reconnecting and restarting. Through participating in these processes, children become active contributors to their own learning journeys which is a significant factor of formative assessment.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:assessment, case study, early childhood education, learning, portfolios
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028 Education Research
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139 Early childhood education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1140 Preschool education. Nursery schools
Divisions:Schools > School of Education
ID Code:6948
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Deposited On:18 Nov 2019 21:47
Last Modified:18 Nov 2019 21:47

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