Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

Diverse International Conference 2011, DCU, June.


The nurturing of creativity as a key skill in students is a current and topical issue due to the potential important economic and social benefits it can imbue. This paper outlines a case study in progress in an Irish higher education institution, which initiated as an evaluation of student ePortfolios and transformed into an examination of creativity within students ePortfolios. The context for the research is a group of postgraduate students using ePortfolios to build evidence of their learning experience on the programme. This research seeks to explore the notion of learner empowerment through creativity in ePortfolio use, specifically if the ePortfolio is a suitable pedagogical tool for enhancing creativity in their learning and practice. Findings from this research will influence the development of a framework to enhance student creativity in developing ePortfolios in higher education (HE).