Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Are learning portfolios worth the effort?

BMJ A major challenge facing us today is the move to assess doctors’ performance in the workplace instead of the examination hall. The portfolio remains our best solution. It allows the collation and integration of evidence on competence and performance from different sources to gain a comprehensive picture of everyday practice. Simultaneously, portfolios can guide and coach professional development. Studies in multiple contexts confirm that this is feasible if, and only if, users take on board the conditions required for effective use of portfolios.

Are learning portfolios worth the effort? BMJ 2008;337:a513

All we need to do now is introduce the medics to the concept of e-portfolios...