Promoting Self-Reflection in Writing: A Showcase Portfolio Approach

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A process-approach to writing is often overlooked in favour of tests and the products of writing. The Showcase Portfolio Approach was introduced in Hong Kong as a viable alternative to more traditional writing assessments in order to encourage self-reflection, revision and metacognition for writing. Using case studies from two different school levels, this chapter outlines pedagogic practices for the classroom and for creating reflective journals in which students consider the quality of their written work according to prompts provided by the teacher.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT
EditorsAnne Burns, Joseph Siegel
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319634449
ISBN (Print)9783319634432, 9783319875576
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on English Language Teaching
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

User-Defined Keywords

  • Writing portfolios
  • Self-reflection
  • Assessment
  • Reflective journal
  • Hong Kong


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