With a little help from my e-portfolio: supporting students’ self-directed learning in senior vocational education

Jorrick Beckers

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Senior vocational education students are increasingly expected to direct their own learning. This, however, is not easy. These students need help developing the skills necessary for self-directed learning. An electronic portfolio may prove beneficial, assuming that students receive sufficient coaching. This study found that some of the teacher-coaching can be replaced with self-coaching while retaining the positive effects on the development of self-direction and motivation. It is, however, essential that students are given the room to make their own choices while receiving sufficient guidance.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Merriënboer, Jeroen, Supervisor
  • Dolmans, Diana, Supervisor
Award date9 Dec 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • self-directed learning
  • electronic portfolios

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