MOSEP - Grab your future with an e-portfolio!

 

Idea: e-portfolios for young learners

Table of Contents
Philosophy
Foundation Module: Discovering the power of e-portfolio
Module 1: Selection and Connection of E-Portfolio Artefacts
Module 2 - Reflection on the learning processes
Module 3: Presentation of Evidence
Module 4: Assessment of Learning outcomes and evaluation of the learning process


Today we see the increasing use of e-portfolios in schools with governments and regions committed to providing e-portfolios to all school students. At the heart of e-portfolio concept is a learner-centred model allowing a greater degree of personalisation of learning and motivating and empowering students to acquire the skills needed to succeed in today‘s knowledge economy and become confident and competent 21st Century citizens. The e-portfolio is a powerful tool to aid inclusion in both social and educational terms as it encourages the celebration of achievements – the wide pallet of skills and interests that a young person has gained both in and out of school.

Background: MOSEP - More Self-esteem with my e-portfolio


The MOSEP project

MOSEP (More Self-esteem with my ePortfolio) is an innovative project that started in August 2006 for a 2 year period and is being funded under the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci Programme.

The focus of the project MOSEP lies on ensuring that all school students – particularly those in the critical transition stage of 14-16 years – will be enabled to develop and demonstrate their full potential.

MOSEP is harnessing the power of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) as a means of supporting both young people and the teaching and counselling staff who work with them. A strong European partnership – from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and the UK – is working closely with a network of experts across Europe to produce an e-portfolio ‘toolkit’ specifically designed for initial and in-service teacher trainers and vocational counsellors.

Successful implementation of the e-portfolio approach demands re-thinking the way we approach teaching and learning today. Teachers require specific competencies to support learners in creating and maintaining their e-portfolios – and in evaluating the outcomes. For the learners themselves, the challenge is to acquire the necessary competencies for building a portfolio and, more fundamentally, developing as reflective learners and accepting greater responsibility for their learning journeys and careers.

The MOSEP Toolkit


The following products and services will be freely available for use by schools and teacher training organisations:

  • A study outlining the specific qualifications and skills required by teachers/tutors working with adolescents
  • A MOSEP train-the-trainer course for teachers/tutors and counsellors
  • A teacher-training package providing guidelines, assignments that teachers can use with the adolescents
  • An online forum for the teachers/tutors on how to use this material and also how to select, install and implement an open-source e-portfolio tool for use with their students.

Contact

The project is managed by the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft , if you have any questions or contributions, please contact the project co-ordinator Wolf Hilzensauer.