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Portfolios in a Bachelor of Education Programme

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Much of a 21st century approach to education is based around the concept of social interaction (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000; Crook, 1994; Ash & Clayton, 2009; Thatchenkery & Chowdry, 2007; Scardamalia & Bereiter, 2010). The concept of a ‘portfolio approach to learning’ may offer a series of processes which can facilitate the sharing of ideas in a post-industrial learning environment (Garrison & Cleveland-Innes, 2010, p. 18). Relational Constructionism offers a theoretical underpinning to portfolio learning by highlighting how knowledge is constructed. The Community of Inquiry Model (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000) offers a clear framework within which learning processes may be facilitated.

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