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Definition 1: Folio thinking

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Folio thinking is a pedagogical approach that reaches beyond the technology to support reflective and transformational uses of e-portfolios. In this approach, the e-portfolio becomes a space to reflect on learning and demonstrate growth.

Although it allows for the kind of showcasing typical of more traditional e-portfolios, the folio thinking portfolio documents process as much as product. This tendency reflects folio thinking's emphasis on metacognition and documentation of learning growth over time, processes rarely captured in conventional approaches.