E-Portfolio Method for Planning and Reflection



Rapid changes in the labor market require from today’s graduates not only mastery of professional competencies but also the ability to plan their careers and to assess critically achievements and opportunities. Educational institutions are fulfilling an urgent task to develop students’ social and personal competencies that will contribute to professional growth and socialisation in the modern society. In addition, digitalisation in almost all spheres of life affects the ways of communication in the society and the educational process. The use of the e-portfolio method in the learning process meets the requirements of our time. Students gets the possibility to visualise success that facilitates critical analysis of achievements and opportunities. The article describes the experience of using e-portfolios in the educational process when studying topics in a foreign language, concerning the problems of career growth and competitiveness in the labour market, planning business. Analysis of the staff for publications in the portfolio, comparing portfolios with others forced students to look from the outside at their achievements, to see gaps in competencies. Thanks to the systematisation of information in the portfolio, they understand the necessity of phased planning of tasks and reflection on achievements. Interest in working with an e-portfolio was reinforced by using it to present oneself in the labour market and/or to communicate with clients.

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Keywords: active learning, competence approach, life-long learning, reflection, social and personal competencies, e-portfolio

Publication rubric: Digital Transformation and Online Education: Technologies, Tools & Models

Article type: scientific article

Funding. The reported study has been fulfilled in the dissertation research process by specialty 13.00.01 – history of pedagogy, general pedagogy and education.

Acknowledgements. The author is grateful to the department of business administration of Belarusian National Technical University for assistance in data collection.

For citation: Shumskaya N.I. E-Portfolio Method for Planning and Reflection. Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2021): Collection of Articles of the II All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 11-12, 2021 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2021., pp. 231–239.


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Information About the Authors

Nataliya I. Shumskaya, senior teacher, Chair of Youth Policy and Socio-Cultural Communications, National Institute for Higher Education, Minsk, Belarus, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5607-7320, e-mail: natalla.izouna@gmail.com



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