Portfolio as a learning tool: Students' perspective

Sambandam Elango, R. C. Jutti, L. K. Lee

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Portfolio writing is a method of encouraging reflective learning among professionals. Although portfolio-based learning is popular among educators, not many studies have been done to determine students' perceptions of portfolio as a learning tool. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 143 medical students to find out their perceptions of the portfolio as a learning tool. A majority of the students felt that the portfolio is a good learning tool. However, they also perceived that it is stressful and time-consuming to develop a proper portfolio. The study indicates that students need appropriate guidance from the academic staff for the system to succeed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult learning
  • Portfolio
  • Reflective learning
  • Students' perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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