The Power of Portfolios: What Children Can Teach Us About Learning and Assessment / Edition 1

The Power of Portfolios: What Children Can Teach Us About Learning and Assessment / Edition 1

by Elizabeth A. Hebert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787958719

ISBN-13: 9780787958718

Pub. Date: 08/27/2001

Publisher: Wiley

How should a student's learning be measured and assessed? Standardized tests identify the most knowledgeable child, whereas student portfolios can identify the knowledge level of each individual child. In The Power of Portfolios, Elizabeth A. Hebert offers a practical and imaginative approach for using portfolios with elementary level students and shows how the

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How should a student's learning be measured and assessed? Standardized tests identify the most knowledgeable child, whereas student portfolios can identify the knowledge level of each individual child. In The Power of Portfolios, Elizabeth A. Hebert offers a practical and imaginative approach for using portfolios with elementary level students and shows how the portfolio process can serve as a powerful motivational tool by encouraging students to assess their own work, set goals, and take responsibility for future learning. Throughout the book Hebert relates stories that illuminate the lessons learned — by the students, teachers, and principal — from a school that has used portfolios for more than a decade. Rather than prescribing what the portfolio should contain and how it should be assessed, she offers practical guidance, including classroom exercises, for making the portfolio experience a success for the students, the teachers, and the school as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787958718
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/27/2001
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

LESSON 1: Children Can Assess Their Own Learning.

LESSON 2: Children Learn All the Time.

LESSON 3: Teachers Learn All the Time, Too.

LESSON 4: Getting Clear on Portfolio Purpose, Ownership, and Content.

LESSON 5: Portfolios Encourage Children to Think About Their Learning.

LESSON 6: Portfolios Respond to the Individual Needs of Students.

LESSON 7: Designating a Space and Place for Gathering Memories.

LESSON 8: A Celebration Connects Child, Portfolio, and Audience.

LESSON 9: Teaching Parents How to Be Part of the Portfolio Conference.

LESSON 10: Listening for Children's Meaning.

LESSON 11: Creating a Language for Portfolios.

CONCLUSION: Lessons Learned About Portfolios.

Appendices.

The Author.References.

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