The Human Side of School
Kelly Christopherson
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Thanks for this; very clear and helpful. After 20 years as an educator I hold the view that it's very important to distinguish Body of Work from Portfolio, although the two overlap and cross-inform. A Body of Work is most useful when it is broadly representative of experience, effort, and reflection, and includes dead-ends, “failures”, changes of mind and heart. A Portfolio curates in ways that point to the future, that target what lies ahead by honing and focusing the already accomplished. A Portfolio is likely to change into barely recognizable alternate forms over a long period. A Body of Work always bears the clear traces of its origins and development.