Year 2016, Volume 3 , Issue 2, Pages 151 - 160 2016-07-01

The Use of Academic Portfolio in the Learning and Assessment of Physics Students from a Singapore Private College
The Use of Academic Portfolio in the Learning and Assessment of Physics Students from a Singapore Private College

Meng Kay Ling [1]

The purpose of this perspective paper is to examine the use of portfolios in the teaching and learning of physics in a Singapore private college. The paper starts with a short introduction of the types of students and the purpose of using academic portfolios in their learning and assessment. Some ideas of how portfolios can be used in the local context will also be discussed. It is necessary for teachers to know how to incorporate portfolio assessment in their daily lesson plans. At the same time, students who are studying physics at the college should also know how to use portfolios to their academic advantage. The paper also highlights three of the relevant work artifacts that can be included into the physics portfolios. The three work samples are concept-maps, internet research reports and newspaper articles reports. Concept-maps are useful tools to help students establish the connections between concepts. Internet research reports serve as important means for students to know more about how some scientific devices or technology use physics in the operations. Newspaper articles reports allow students to understand the real impact of physics on the lives of people. Subsequent sections of the paper discuss about the organizational flow of the portfolio, the timeline, the selection process, the portfolio checklist and assessment rubrics, the positive influences of using portfolios, the issues to consider and also the potential problems that physics teachers may face in implementing portfolios. These sections present the important framework which teachers can use as references for their portfolio initiatives in schools.

portfolio, physics teaching, learning, assessment, concept-maps, internet research, newspaper articles
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Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date July
Journal Section Articles

Author: Meng Kay Ling


Publication Date : July 1, 2016

APA Ling, M . (2016). The Use of Academic Portfolio in the Learning and Assessment of Physics Students from a Singapore Private College . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 3 (2) , 151-160 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.245199