Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 17, No 2 (2009)

Portfolio at Tertiary Level – Lifelong Learning Tool

Galina Kavaliauskienė
Jelena Suchanova


The use of electronic language portfolios has been preferable to the use of common paper portfolios for ease of application – there is no need for accumulating a number of files of written papers, which solves the problem of storing space and, to some extent, helps reduce students’ and teachers’ workload.The study investigated learners’ perceptions of employing electronic language portfolios for conducting various assignments in English for Specific Purposes. The research involved university students of different specializations. Learners’ experience of employing portfolios and opinions on their benefits for improving language skills have been analyzed and statistically treated using SPSS software. The results show that students are positive about application of electronic portfolios in ESP classes. The use of online portfolios for various assignments helps teachers foster students’ learning, encourages critical thinking, develops creativity, motivates learners to use digital technology, encourages collaboration of learners, and in the long run, leads to lifelong learning.


Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-03-31

Keyword(s): English for Specific Purposes; electronic portfolio; lifelong learning; reflections

DOI: 10.3846/1822-430X.2009.17.2.38-43

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