The 140th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (Kyoto)

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[S05] Current status and issues of e-portfolio utilization in Pharmacy Education

Thu. Mar 26, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM [Room E] Room E (1F)

Organizers: Koichiro Ozawa (Grad Sch Biomed Health Sci, Dept Pharmacother, Hiroshima Univ), Yumi Koyama (Sch Pharm, Nihon Univ)

9:25 AM - 9:45 AM

[S05-2] Designing e-portfolio focused on the relationship between learning objectives and competency development

○Yumi Koyama1, Tamotsu Uehara2, Hiroshi Kamiyama3, Hiroko Oshima4, Toshio Kaneko1 (1. Nihon Univ, Sch Pharm, 2. Nihon Univ, Sch Dent, 3. Nihon Univ, Itabashi Hosp, Div Ped and Child Health, 4. Kawagoe Nurs Sch)

In Japan, the largest educational reform is undergoing. Higher education is expected to utilize, in entrance exam, the records of three competencies of high school students, “self-directed learning, diversity and collaboration.” In response to requests from the Ministry of Finance and the business community, the Ministry of Education is promoting visualization of learning outcomes of individual learners, visualization of university accomplishments, and more releasing of information. Based on these matters, e-portfolio has been used not only to save individual learning outcomes but also as a tool of visualizing outcomes and quality assurance.

 We have constructed the e-portfolio system (Mahara) with a function of reflection to perform with subjective peer assessment for development of competencies, which are difficult to assess by knowledge-based tests. The points devised are as follows: (1) Focusing upon the relationship between learning objectives and competencies (2) Development of competencies are scored on a subjective scale and visualized, each linked to school's diploma policy. (3) Development and achievement of competencies are assessed separately. Trial lessons with the e-portfolio were conducted and the portfolio issues were reviewed from the user's perspective. The main issues are as follows: (1) Students are not used to peer assessment and subjective assessment. (2) As the class goes on, development of student's competencies are recognized by peer assessment using the e-portfolio system. However, how should we confirm the validity? (3) Security issue of information sharing to others. (4) Increasing data issue (5) Data utilizing issue after graduation