Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Full Length Research Paper

The study on electronic portfolios in vocational education: The views of teachers and students in United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania and Turkey

Muhammed Turhan1* and Cihad Demirli2
1Department of Educational Sciences, College of Education, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey. 2Department of CEIT, College of Education, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 12 May 2010
  •  Published: 04 June 2010


This paper comprises teachers’ and students’ e-portfolio views involved in vocational education in Europe. In addition, it is a part of the final report of the project entitled “E-Portfolio Process in Vocational Education” within Leonardo da Vinci Procedure B Pilot project. Questionnaires were administered on 387 students and 73 teachers in Turkey, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Romania. The results suggested that both teachers and students find the e-portfolio process necessary in vocational education. The process was particularly reported to be helpful in putting theoretical knowledge to use, making use of various types of evidence for student learning, encouraging continuous student development, and actively using self-evaluation and information and computer technologies in instruction.


Key words: Electronic portfolio, vocational education, lifelong learning.