Useful strategies to support student review and reflection
- Review the reflective statements written for each artifact as it was stored, elaborating on its meaning and value and why the student selected it for their presentation portfolio.
- Work through the assessment objective/outcomes for the chosen assignment;
- Encourage the learner to talk about what they have done/produced;
- Look carefully, and show interest in, evidence in the learner's ePortfolio;
- Encourage students to evaluate how they have worked/done something. Encourage students to evaluate their progress measured against their Action Plan;
- Summarise what the learner has told you and remind them that they need to record (written/audio) their thoughts;
- Select the artifacts that represent achievement of the standards or goals;
- Provide the learner with feedback on what the learner has done/created and what they could do to improve.
A well-developed student reflection must answer questions such as:
- What was the setting in which the ePortfolio was taught?
- What were the intended learning outcomes?
- What were the essential strengths and weaknesses?
- What specifically might have been changed to improve the learning outcomes?
- What were the unintended and unanticipated learning outcomes?
- What factors negatively or positively affected the success?
- What specifically was learned as a result of developing, planning and teaching?