Database Portfolios: Possibilities for detailing growth over time in pedagogy and curriculum knowledge for pre-service teachers
Ken Potter, Ann Potts, Virginia Tech, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The discussion will reflect the culmination of a project that included the development of an 'archival database portfolio.' It will outline our development process, and detail key issues encountered while creating a system to communicate pre-service teachers' understandings and competencies while meeting specific performance standards and principles. The discussion will demonstrate that, when properly configured, archival database portfolios represent a more secure and a less vulnerable data collection and sharing process for pre-service teachers and teacher educators. They are useful institutional tools for storing important information about changes in programs and have far reaching possibilities. They also provide an extensive collection of data to accommodate the self-reflective process and address performance-based issues experienced within institutional contexts.
Potter, K. & Potts, A. (2004). Database Portfolios: Possibilities for detailing growth over time in pedagogy and curriculum knowledge for pre-service teachers. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 219-221). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).