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Index de Enfermería

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CANALEJAS PEREZ, Mª del Coro. The portfolio as an educational tool for training nurses. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.143-146. ISSN 1132-1296.

This article reviews the existing literature on the use of the portfolio for training nurses. Its goal is to identify the following aspects in the studies carried out: the concept and components of the portfolio proposed by different authors, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of its use as a learning and assessment tool. Most of the studies aim to collect student opinion on such tool through questionnaires created for it, so it seems convenient to investigate in future works on the opinion of teachers with experience in its application. The different authors consider the portfolio as an efficient tool for learning generic competences, although some of them stress that it creates insecurity in students and improves teachers' work. As an assessment tool, they state that it is mainly appropriate for the formative assessment, although it would be necessary to improve its validity and reliability.

Palabras clave : Portfolio; Competency-Based Education; Active learning; Formative assessment; Literature review.

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