Electronic Portfolios: Personal information, Personal Development and Personal Values

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Elsevier Science, Apr 13, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 260 pages
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This book explains the motivations for building and using portfolio tools, and clarifies the principles and practice of using and developing them for assessment, recording personal information, self-presentation, personal and professional development, and for subtler and deeper aims of encouraging a reflective approach to learning, practice and life, developing personal identity, and ethical development towards moral agency. The book also offers a stimulating future vision to orient those with a longer-term perspective on the directions in which portfolio tools and related technology are advancing.

  • The only book with a coherent future vision of the e-portfolio field grounded in current practice
  • Brings together principles, technologies and practical guidance for users and practitioners

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About the author (2009)

Simon Grant has researched in cognitive science, taught and trained in universities and schools, run his own business, and is now a freelance consultant specialising in e portfolio systems and interoperability. For over ten years he has been closely involved in the e portfolio field, with many projects in the areas of lifelong learning, personal development planning, e-portfolios, and skills, and has played a vital role in the UK and European standards communities in these areas. For several years he has helped to run the JISC CETIS (Joint Information Systems Committee; Centre for Educational Technology & Interoperability Standards) Portfolio community of practice, bringing together portfolio practitioners and developers. Along with his wife, Anna, he has a live interest in ethical development, personal values, and personal identity. They are planning to apply their insights directly to the world of business.

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