Putting Together Professional Portfolios
- Christine Forde - University of Glasgow, UK
- Margery McMahon - University of Glasgow, UK
- Jenny Reeves - University of Stirling, UK
Continuing Professional Development | Portfolios | Teacher Induction
Drawing directly from their experience of developing portfolios and portfolio-based assessment, and from current research, this book enables the reader to:
- design and plan a portfolio
- chart and analyse relevant professional experiences
- reflect critically on practice
- assess performance against standards and competences frameworks
- present evidence of practice and achievements
- plan their continuing professional development
There are Chapter Objectives, Key Questions and Tasks in every chapter, which adds to the practical focus of the book.
An essential read for teachers, teaching assistants, any practitioner assembling a Continuing Professional Department (CPD) portfolio, those working towards further qualifications such as Chartered Teacher status, newly qualified and probationary teachers and anyone involved in supporting and mentoring CPD.
'Each of the chapters has a number of key questions and manageable practical tasks. This enables any reader to apply the principles discussed in the book to their own professional portfolio while still allowing the freedom to select the most appropriate format' - Learning & Teaching Update
'With innovation across the spectrum of teacher experience, Putting Together Professional Portfolios will prove essential reading for educators, pre-service students and academic lecturers' - Bendigo Weekly, Australia
'Written in a straightforward, user-friendly language this book will be accessible to all educational practitioners. Sensible, practical advice is given throughout while task panels help reinforce concepts and case studies and examples help to contextualise the commentary for the reader' - European Journal of Teacher Education
'Recording, evaluating and reflecting are at the heart of what it means to be an accomplished practitioner. This book gives clear, step by step guidance and takes the reader on a journey of professional critique. There is no greater gift than to help colleagues re-examine their practice in a new light' - Graham Handscomb, Principal Adviser Essex County Council
An informative and helpful guide, for all students and healthcare workers, to put together a portfolio which will meet their professional need
This was an easy to read book that guides the learner through the steps of being a reflective practitioner. I will certainly be placing this as an 'essential' book for first year student teachers.
Excellent. Clear Layout enabling beginners to understand the theory and practicalities of Portfolios for both students & educationalists.
I will recommend the book to PGCE Secondary and BSc Secondary trainee teachers as a good source of information about compiling their teaching professional portfolio.
I am also using it to re-compile my own professional portfolio and to advise a working party here at the University.
What I particularly like about it is the wealth of practical advice on how best to produce portfolios of different types.