Integral Theory and E-Portfolio Development: A Model for Professional Development_
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The development of teachers as reflective practitioners is an ongoing focus among educators. Reflection practices that include electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) development within teacher education and evaluation have largely ignored a multidimensional lens toward self-assessment and approaches that embrace the emotional, ethical, and sociopolitical domains of practice. Integral Theory is discussed as a promising framework for both teacher reflection and ePortfolio development, as it focuses on awareness, inter/intra-connections, and the development of multifaceted narratives and perspective taking. The components of an integrally informed ePortfolio are discussed with examples to provide practitioners with a visual and conceptual model of the framework. Practical issues and recommendations relative to the application of Integral Theory as a framework for developing ePortfolios are discussed to assist educator/portfolio developers.