This website has been developed by Helen Barrett and Jonathon Richter of the University of Oregon's Center for Advanced Technology in Education, to support reflection for learning in education, from early childhood through higher education and into the professions.

Reflection is the hallmark of many thoughtfully developed portfolios. Reflections on the products within a portfolio allow the audience to understand why these items were chosen to represent the student and his / her capacities and can provide some of the best indicators of student growth. However many students often have a difficult time thinking about their own learning when confronted by teachers to do so without guidance or support. When asked to reflect on their learning, students often don't know quite what to say or write - as much of the thinking that has gone on has been either subconscious or nonverbal.

On this site, there are links to scaffolding and support for reflection across the educational spectrum, from elementary school through higher education. There are also links to models of reflection that support the learning process.

Notes and Reflections

  • Goal Setting page i spent a day working on the Goal Setting page. it has a lot of good content. i found some good Kindle books.
    Posted Mar 21, 2012, 11:48 PM by Helen Barrett
  • Karen Barnstable's Blog I just found Karen Barnstable's blog with some great resources on reflection. Some of the titles of her entries:41 Benefits of an ePortfolio22 Questions for Reflection Basic ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2010, 2:54 PM by Helen Barrett
  • VoiceThread and Portfolio Prompts I heard from the elementary teacher who blogged about her students' use of VoiceThread as an ePortfolio, and she shared the open-ended statements she uses with her students. I ...
    Posted May 26, 2009, 3:35 PM by Helen Barrett
  • Updating Literature Review and Tools Today, I copied and updated excerpts from my White Paper: Researching Electronic Portfolios and Learner Engagement (PDF), created initially for The REFLECT Initiative and adapted for a paper published in ...
    Posted May 9, 2009, 12:37 PM by Helen Barrett
  • Turning the mirror upon itself Helen and I have had another fun day of talking about portfolio thinking and learning. During our conversations at The Center for Advanced Technology in Education this morning, we eventually ...
    Posted May 11, 2009, 10:51 AM by Jonathon Richter
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mPortfolios: Supporting Reflection in ePortfolios with mobile devices (ISTE Poster Session)

Supporting Reflection in ePortfolios using GoogleApps and Chromebooks

Supporting Reflection in ePortfolios using generic Web 2.0 tools or open source ePortfolio systems