About The Book
The book focuses on using portfolios to support language teaching in EFL contexts. Despite the rise of portfolio teaching in L1 classrooms, its application in the EFL context is few and far between. To ll this void, the book provides school teachers with an easy-to-follow guide to start up their customised portfolio programmes. The book has a healthy balance between rationale and practice through ready-to-use pedagogical strategies, authentic examples, and thought-provoking learning tasks for consolidation. Teachers may find Chapter 2 particularly relevant because it is about how to design a portfolio-based curriculum within a didactic approach to language teaching. Similarly, Chapter 5 equips teachers with actionable suggestions on how to score language portfolios with diverse rubric templates. To keep abreast of the technological trend in education, Chapter 6 describes and showcases the use of various up-and-coming e-portfolios systems. With succinct explanations and illustrations, this practical book can enlighten teachers who aspire to upgrade their pedagogy with portfolios.
About The Author
Ricky Lam is Associate Professor and Programme Director of the Master of Education in the Department of Education Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. Since 2018, Ricky has been President of Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics. He teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including English language assessment, pedagogical innovations in ELT, and classroom management. His research interests include L2 writing assessment, digital portfolios, self-regulated learning in writing, and teacher assessment literacy. His publications have appeared in Assessing Writing, System, Language Testing, TESOL Quarterly, RELC Journal, ELT Journal, and other SSCI- or SCOPUS-indexed journals. Ricky is also the author of Portfolio Assessment for the Teaching and Learning of Writing (2018, Springer).
Title: Using Portfolios in Language TeachingAuthor: Ricky Lam
Publisher: SEAMEO RELC
Size: 210 x 148mm
Pages: 4pp Cover + 86pp Content