Observations on the case for reclaiming portfolio log entries as assessments for learning

Jonathan Foulkes, Samantha Scallan, Colin Coles, Roger Elmer

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Abstract

WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN IN THIS AREA • Emerging anecdotal and research evidence suggests that the process of e-portfolio log entry writing has become separated from dialogue about learning between GPST3 trainees and their trainers. • The effect of this separation on trainees is that they are losing sight of the role and purpose of reflecting on cases and are only superficially engaging with the log-writing process. WHAT THIS WORK ADDS • This paper describes an experimental educational session, which brought a number of these issues to the fore with a small group of Wessex trainers, and allowed them to explore them in relation to their practice as trainers. • During the session ways to help trainers and trainees with writing reflective learning log entries were explored. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH • Further enquiry into the use of log entries by trainees at ST1/2 level and the perceptions of newly qualified trainers regarding the role and value of e-portfolio log entries to trainees' learning and their practice as educators would serve to explore in more detail the issues raised in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalEducation for Primary Care
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Commentary
  • E-portfolio
  • Educational supervision
  • GP specialty training
  • Reflection
  • WPBA

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Foulkes, Jonathan ; Scallan, Samantha ; Coles, Colin ; Elmer, Roger. / Observations on the case for reclaiming portfolio log entries as assessments for learning. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 14-19.
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