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Title: The effects of portfolio-based advice on the development of self-directed learning skills in secondary vocational education
Authors: Kicken, Wendy
Brand-Gruwel, Saskia
Van Merriënboer, Jeroen
Slot, Wim
Keywords: E-portfolio
Vocational education
Advice
STEPP
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: This experimental study was designed to investigate whether supervision meetings, in which students receive specific advice on how to use a development portfolio to monitor their progress and plan their future learning, helps them to develop self-directed learning skills and improve their learning in the domain. In the first year of a hairdressing program in vocational education, supervision meetings were used to provide students with either specific advice or not. Students in the advice group (n = 21) formulated better learning needs, selected more suitable learning tasks, completed more practical assignments, and acquired more certificates than students in the feedback-only group (n = 22). Interviews also showed that students in the advice group appreciated the supervision meeting more and perceived them as more effective than students in the feedback-only group. Guidelines are provided for the use of development portfolios and the organization of supervision meetings in on-demand vocational education.
Description: Kicken, W., Brand-Gruwel, S., Van Merrienboer, J. J. G., & Slot, W. (2009). The effects of portfolio-based advice on the development of self-directed learning skills in secondary vocational education. Educational Technology Research and Development, 57(4), 439 - 460. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-009-9111-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/2208
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