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Principal ePortfolios

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Started by DiWilkes 28 May 2013 1:26pm () Replies (7)

I have a query that has come up in discussion with principals in primary schools around ePortfolios.  What are the thoughts around having a public ePortfolio?  What is the value of this?  How do some keep it private?  What are the benefits of making it public?  Can MyPortfolio be made private?  Any thoughts or comments would be welcome, thank you.


  • Hazel Owen (View all users posts) 28 May 2013 2:46pm ()

    Some interesting questions :-)

    One way of thinking about ePortfolios is as a performance, which links directly to the purpose(s) you have for having an ePortfolio (and MyPortfolio...and similar tools are great to help with the flexibility to do this)

    I developed the diagram below to capture and illustrate the following notions:

    * The differences between developmental (reflections, feedback from critical friends, etc) and showcase/professional (this is the 'face' you share with everyone - quite probably after having it in the developmental iterative cycle of improvement for a while)
    * Private/public space
    * Trust/rapport
    * 'Rehearse'/develop as a group as well as an individual
    * Collection of 'projects' backstage - some half-finished, some ready for the next production, some still in the concept phase, some abandoned
    * Spend time as an apprentice, sweeping, painting scenery, learning the vocabulary
    * Start to rehearse. Feedback from director/peers (work collaboratively to interpret a script)
    * Personality - interpretation of the script (role/appraisal/assessment/rubric)
    * Audience - who are they? Appropriacy. Don't always know (global)
    * Dress rehearsal/first night - iterative feedback loop



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