Authentic assessment of reflection in an ePortfolio: how to make reflection more real for students

Roberts, Pauline and Farley, Helen and Gregory, Sue (2014) Authentic assessment of reflection in an ePortfolio: how to make reflection more real for students. In: 31st Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2014): Rhetoric and Reality: Critical Perspectives on Educational Technology, 23-26 Nov 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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In a doctoral study that focused on the enhancement of reflection through an ePortfolio-based learning environment, students' indicated that they felt reflection was not real when it was used for assessment. This led to an examination of assessment practices linked to reflection and ways to make it authentic. The literature revealed that reflection is often a component of authentic assessment rather than being a focus of it. The practices associated with the assessment of reflection are examined in order to formulate 4 guiding principles. These principles aim to make
the process of reflection more 'real' to students in higher education settings, particularly when using an ePortfolio platform.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 06:18
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: reflection; authentic assessment; ePortfolio
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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