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Assessing competencies: the student portfolio in an optics course
Author(s): Jesús Armengol; Fidel Vega

Paper Abstract

The student portfolio is an ideal tool to assess competencies. In a portfolio, students must be able to show their progress towards the acquisition of learning outcomes. Students must convince teachers of their learning. The implementation in our case (first year wave optics course) consists in a collection of all the work done during the semester. It contains summaries of text books, resolved problems, laboratory reports, electronic materials from the web, sketches.... It also contains documents with the reflections on his own way of learning: how he studies, what are his weaknesses and strong points.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96640F (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207709
Show Author Affiliations
Jesús Armengol, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Fidel Vega, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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