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Publikācija: An Effect of ePortfolio System on Competence Improvement at the Different Stages of the Course

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Title in original language An Effect of ePortfolio System on Competence Improvement at the Different Stages of the Course
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Aleksandrs Gorbunovs
Atis Kapenieks
Keywords ePortfolio, information system, assessment, competence, lifelong learning, scaffolding
Abstract People so often lose interest of further knowledge acquisition if they do not get appropriate teaching staff’s or more experienced person’s advice. Scaffolding learning approach provides necessary support to a person in appropriate study directions which is decisive to move forward (Bruner, 1975). This assistance given in a mode of modelling which activates problem solving abilities and draws learners’ attention to the key issues, as well encourages learners to think critically and reflect, is determinant (Wood et al, 1976). Reflection might be considered as a process which “describes, analyses and evaluates an experience” (NHSME, 1993). It is admitted that “the real value of an ePortfolio is in the reflection” (Barrett, 2009). Reflection on evidences of learners’ activity and accomplishments within ePortfolios ought to be considered as essential component (Lyons, 1998). Reflection could be imagined as a set of learner’s problem solving abilities and skills (Moon, 1999). It analyses processes in person’s activities, changes of thoughts, acting, disclosures, and developments against appropriate criteria, as well is continuous and descends to particulars of specific practice issues in different circumstances, contexts and stages (Kim, 1999). Reflection on critical thinking notes and recommendations, as well own considerations may lead to notable competence developments. Competence development always ought to be viewed in close connection with competence assessment activities (Baartman et al, 2006). Competence assessment processes in different forms should be recognised as “competence development in itself” (The University of Exeter, 2011). Implementation of ePortfolio systems becomes more and more important to improve learners’ competences. Nowadays ePortfolios are not just a signboard which could be used to show others own achievements. They changes together with educational paradigms and new challenges which bring us lifelong learning demands.
Reference Gorbunovs, A., Kapenieks, A. An Effect of ePortfolio System on Competence Improvement at the Different Stages of the Course. In: Rural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP): Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference, Latvia, Jelgava, 20-21 March, 2013. Jelgava: Latvia University of Agriculture, 2013, pp.200-206. ISSN 2255-8071.
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