Deepening Understanding of Inquiry Teaching and Learning with E-Portfolios in a Teacher Preparation Program

  • Han Smits
  • HsingChi Wang
  • Jo Towers
  • Susan Crichton
  • Jim Field
  • Pat Tarr


This paper describes the first stages of a project focusing on the use of preservice-teacher-generated e-Portfolios as a means of documenting and assessing inquiry-based teaching and learning. The project is designed to explore ways in which preservice teacher-created e-Portfolios can be used to (1) document how inquiry lives in practice, and (2) help university instructors and practitioners in the field assess the knowledge, skills, and attributes of preservice teachers who are participating in an inquiry based teacher preparation program.