What is declared worth documenting, worth reflecting on, what is deemed to be portfolio-worthy, is a theoretical act." (p.24)"A portfolio tells a story. Sometimes the students put them together, sometimes the teachers.
The combination of samples of work and a sense of developmental criteria make the portfolio a tool to talk about growth and opportunities to develop further." (p.23) "Self assessment is the primary tool that makes the portfolio like a map.
Using explicit criteria, the student develops the ability to look at her own work and determine the strengths and weaknesses evident in a particular performance or across a set of performances.
n expression which describes a person or object in a literary way by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics to the person or object you are trying to describe" (Cambridge Learner's Dictionary)The more common meaning of metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to paint one concept with the attributes normally associated with another...
Metaphors are seen as very powerful tools because they allow for the expression of abstract principles by reference to concretes.
If that be so, what tales will be shared in the flickering glow of teachers' electronic portfolios?
Will web and multimedia technologies be used to help teachers capture their knowledge of practice and share it in ways not possible with older technologies?The impact of recognizing one's growth can also be present in the process of putting together a showcase portfolio, when students review their work to choose the pieces they want to include."(p.22)"..map image is linked to the mirror--focusing on what you see can spark the question about where you want to go next.In the image of the map, a portfolio provides a framework for one to look at where next to set goals for one's own progress.Too often I hear teachers fall into the trap of expecting the to do the work that only human discipline and creativity can do...form, whether for a poem or a portfolio, can be seen as a discipline that can be used to shape expression. Portfolios are students' own stories of what they know, why they believe they know it, and why others should be of the same opinion. Students prove what they know with samples of their work.""There is a distinction to be made between folders and portfolios if students are to get maximum benefit from collecting their work.It does not do the work of expression--that's the poet['s] and the student's role. A showcase portfolio puts together samples of one's work, with the purpose of, for example, showing the range of performance one has demonstrated, showing examples that one considers one's best efforts." (p. By this I mean that every time you design, organize, or create in your teacher education program a template, a framework, or a model for a teaching portfolio, you are engaged in an act of theory. Much of what passes for portfolios we would call folders.