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Journal:   MILITARY CARING SCIENCES   WINTER 2018 , Volume 4 , Number 4 (14) #B0060; Page(s) 288 To 294.
 
Paper:  THE EFFECT OF PORTFOLIO ON MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS OF TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Author(s):  FATA L., HAZRATI H., MOHAMMADZADEH M., HABIBI H.*
 
* IRAN, TEHRAN, AJA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, FACULTY OF NURSING, PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: In recent years, the attitude of medical students toward learning and evaluation processes is changed. In this regard, new methods of learning and evaluation should be used to actively involve them in such processes.
Objectives: The current study investigated the effect of portfolio on the motivation and academic achievement of students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Material and Methods: The current survey of the six-year medical students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences was conducted on 20 subjects selected by the simple sampling method. The data collection tool was a valid and reliable questionnaire with Cronbach’s alpha=0.8. The questionnaire consisted of 2 parts, the impact of portfolio on learning and evaluation. The data were analyzed with SPSS version 14 using statistical tests.
Results: About 80% of the students were within the age range of 23 to 26 years, and 70% were not familiar with the portfolio. Most students believed that the portfolio increased their motivation to learn and participate in group discussions, and enhanced the quality of learning and learning sustain ability. Also, 83.3% of the participants believed that using portfolio can provide opportunities to attempt self-evaluation. Using the Spearman test, a significant difference was observed between the gender, and motivational learning and deep learning (P<0.05).
Discussion and Conclusion: Portfolio is a self-evaluation tool using to modify or improve the learning process. Hence, it can be used as a powerful tool in learning and evaluation of students.

 
Keyword(s): EVALUATION TOOLS, PORTFOLIO, STUDENTS
 
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