Title: Students’ approaches to learning and assessment preferences in a portfolio-based learning environment
Authors: Baeten, Marlies ×
Dochy, Filip
Struyven, Katrien #
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Instructional Science: An International Journal of Learning and Cognition vol:36 issue:5-6 pages:359-374
Abstract: This study focused on the relationships between experiences with portfolio assessment, students’ approaches to learning and their assessment preferences by means of a pre- and post-test design in an authentic class setting. The participants were 138 first-year professional bachelor’s degree students in office management. They were assessed by means of portfolio assessment in a course that combined constructivist design principles and lectures. Approaches to learning and assessment preferences were measured by means of the Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire and the Assessment Preferences Inventory. Results showed that students’ preferences for student participation in examination and for permanent evaluation decreased significantly. Moreover, deep approaches were not enhanced. On the contrary, surface learning increased significantly. Notwithstanding, the surface approach proved to be a significant negative predictor of the portfolio assessment score.
ISSN: 0020-4277
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Participation (-)
Educational Sciences Research Units (-)
Education and Training
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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