The origin of the word portfolio is interesting. It is the combination of two words: ‘portare’ which means ‘to carry’ and ‘follium’ which means ‘leaf/sheet’. Portfolio is a portable and a living document that collects personal and professional goals, achievements, and reflections in a systematic manner.

In this workshop, our aims are to explore portfolio-based learning and assessment in greater details and answer the following critical questions: What is portfolio? What is the purpose of portfolio? How does the purpose of portfolio influence the content and organisation? How can portfolio help me to support student learning? How can portfolios be used for assessments.