Title
Evaluatievoorkeuren van studenten en hun ervaringen met een portfolio : beïnvloeden deze factoren de studieaanpak? Evaluatievoorkeuren van studenten en hun ervaringen met een portfolio : beïnvloeden deze factoren de studieaanpak?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Deventer ,
Subject
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor hoger onderwijs. - Deventer, 1983, currens
Volume/pages
(2009) :3 , p. 171-180
ISSN
0168-1095
Carrier
E
Target language
Dutch (dut)
Abstract
In higher education, many initiatives have been taken to renew assessment practices. In this study, it is investigated whether students prefer portfolio assessment as an example of a new mode of assessment and whether portfolio assessment stimulates students towards the use of more deep approaches to learning. Participants were 138 first-year professional bachelor's degree students in office management who took a course of 'Intercultural communication and training' in a portfolio-based learning environment. Results show that these students prefer traditionally written, closed-book examinations with time pressure to portfolio assessment. Moreover, deep approaches to learning are not enhanced in the portfolio-based learning environment. On the contrary, surface learning increases significantly. Notwithstanding, the surface approach is not profitable for students since this approach proves to be a significant negative predictor of the portfolio assessment score.