Analysis of the revisions that pre-service teachers of mathematics make of their own project included in their learning portfolio
TATE Volume 26, Number 5 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Learning portfolios are increasingly being used in university teacher-education programs as assessment instrument. With formative assessment in mind, this study provides a method to assess the modifications made by each pre-service teacher in his/her project included in his/her learning portfolio. The project consisted of designing a lesson plan for teaching mathematical knowledge taking into account Content, Activities, Methodology and Reflection. The outcomes showed significant differences in the revisions carried out in all categories except Activities. Although the use of portfolio promoted the successful development of each pre-service teacher's initial ideas, the training received during the teacher-education program had limited influence.
Cáceres, M.J., Chamoso, J.M. & Azcárate, P. Analysis of the revisions that pre-service teachers of mathematics make of their own project included in their learning portfolio. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 26(5), 1186-1195. Elsevier Ltd.