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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Burkšaitienė, Nijolė;Teresevičienė, Margarita;Kaminskienė, Ligija
Title: Portfolio use for documentation of personal and professional growth gained outside academia
Is part of: Baltic journal of management. Great Britain : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011, Vol. 6, iss. 2
Extent: p. 245-262
Date: 2011
Keywords: Suaugusieji;Mokymasis;Lavinimasis;Įgūdžiai;Adults;Learning;Self development;Skills
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the issue of bridging the gap between the labour market and university through recognition of non-academic learning. Design/methodology/approach – The purpose is achieved by proposing portfolio use for documenting adults' personal and professional growth as part of their learning outcomes gained through non-academic learning, including informal learning, work-based learning and non-formal learning that occurred outside one's workplace. To gain insights into the use of the portfolio for documenting adults' personal and professional development through different learning environments qualitative/content analysis was used, with the focus on the descriptions of adults' learning outcomes according to Carter's taxonomy. The study involved 11 portfolios drafted by candidates having claims for academic credits in a management study programme at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania. A learning format combining a portfolio development seminar followed by online consultations was created by the university; it was aimed at supporting candidates seeking academic recognition of their learning outcomes gained outside academia in exploring their non-academic learning experience. Findings – A structured portfolio and, more specifically, the portfolio based on Carter's taxonomy used as a tool for empowering the candidates has highlighted three important aspects of their learning claim, i.e. personal qualities, skills and knowledge as acquired in the non-academic environment and built the basis for proof of personal and professional development in line with the requirements of existing university modules. Research limitations/implications – The research is not intended to compare the taxonomy of personal qualities, skills and knowledge against any specific curriculum requirements; rather, it should be subject to further discussion.[...]
Affiliation(s): Edukologijos tyrimų institutas
Mykolo Romerio universitetas,
Vilniaus universitetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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