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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUILDING A PORTFOLIO

1) Setting objectives and planning the work process
2) Working process and collecting material
3) Collecting a display portfolio and self-assessment
4) External evaluation



1) Setting objectives and planning the work process

Following the instructions given and the objectives set, the content of a portfolio must serve the objectives. You may set individual objectives for your working process.
Plan your working process. You may use the following questions as a guideline:

What do you already know about the topic?
What needs to be learned? By when?
What kind of portfolio would I like to build? What would I like to learn through portfolio construction?
What would I like to include in the portfolio?
How could I get feedback for my evaluation and reflection?
Which shape would I like to have my portfolio in?
How am I going to proceed with the construction of my portfolio ? What is my schedule?
How do I know when I have succeeded?

2) Working process and collecting material

Remember, portfolio construction is a matter of “work-in-progress”. Record your learning constantly. Write down the dates on your material. A portfolio is not only about studying; your hobbies and positions of trust are also essential. All work and activities developing you as a person and your know-how that you have done during your period of study are essential from the viewpoint of your personal abilities.
Search out information from different kinds of sources. Keep your eyes and ears open when reading newspapers and watching the news and other TV programmes.
Evaluate/compare collected material to objectives – is that material equal to your objectives?
Observe collected material critically. Reflect and evaluate it during the process, not only at the end. 

3) Compiling a display portfolio and
self-assessment


Collect the best work related to your development and learning. Keep in mind your objectives when selecting material for your display portfolio. Give reasons for your selections.
Remember that the most important matter is not the form, but working, selecting and evaluating the process.
Evaluate your learning process and your outcome. You can make use of questions. Attach self-assessment for your display portfolio.

4) External evaluation

Once you have constructed your display portfolio, return it to your teacher for evaluation. The criteria for evaluation are in the section External evaluation.