STUDENTS’ OPINION ON THE USE OF PORTFOLIO IN ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING CLASS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OFINDONESIA
Mila Minhatul Maula
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Writing proficiency is challenging to learn and challenging to teach, the lecturer should use an appropriate method in their teaching and learning process that can help them in conducting the writing activities. In this era, portfolio was introduced in educational life including in the colleges as a way to conduct teaching and learning process. It has become an alternative to assess the students because it can integrate instruction and evaluation. The purpose of this study was to explore students’ opinion on the use and the assessment criteria of portfolio Indonesian higher education context. This study is qualitative in type of case study research in which data were gathered from interview, observation, and document analysis. The study was conducted in Academic reading and Writing class at PBI UII with 34 students involved. This study exposed that portfolio is a purposeful collection of students’ work. The use of portfolio provided advantages and challenges for the students. In the implementation, the lecturer used group and personal portfolio. Furthermore, the assessment criteria used in the classroom was in a form of rubric.