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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PORTFOLIO THROUGH A PRISM OF INDEXED CHARACTERISTICS OF EVALUATION Print E-mail

Urša Šinkovec  

Abstract
When using classical method of evaluation, achieving and consideration of characteristics of measurement is pursued, more strictly than it is possible when evaluating using portfolio. The purpose of this article is to reflect on portfolios measurements characteristics through which advantages and deficiencies of portfolio are revealed. Advantages like, consideration of individual differences, stimulation and development of motivation, higher quality and deepened knowledge, active role of the pupil, ability of solving actual problems, developing of self-criticism, good content validity etc. all strike the eyes. Despite all said we must reasonably and critically undertake the treatment of portfolio, as one of the methods of alternative assessment and also emphasize its deficiencies. Only by doing that can we contribute to a higher quality of education process.
 
Keywords: portfolio, alternative assessment, measurements characteristics, assessment consequences, curriculum goals

Urša Šinkovec holds BA in pedagogy and history and she is assistant at the Faculty of Applied Social Studies, Nova Gorica.

Cite this article:
Šinkovec Urša. Advantages and Disadvantages of Portfolio through a Prism of
Indexed Characteristics of Evaluation. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.1, no.2:67-94, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2008-no2-art04

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2008-no2-art04

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