Integral Theory and E-Portfolio Development: A Model for Professional Development_

Integral Theory and E-Portfolio Development: A Model for Professional Development_
A Model for Professional Development
By Sheri R. Klein
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. In this article, Integral Theory is discussed as a promising framework for both teacher reflection and ePortfolio development.
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Published: 01-01-2012
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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.