Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Patricia C. Kornelis
This action research study investigated the effectiveness of using writing portfolios to develop metacognitive skills. The participants in this study were twelve Grade 9 students from a school in West Michigan. Students were asked to compile a writing portfolio over the course of eight weeks. Students completed a questionnaire and interview before and after compiling their portfolios. The data from the pre and post questionnaire and interview was then compared to determine if there was a significant increase in metacognitive skills after students had completed their portfolios. The results of this study show writing portfolios have a positive impact on metacognitive skill awareness and development.
Bleeker, Beth, "The Effectiveness of Writing Portfolios to Develop Metacognition" (2022). Master of Education Program Theses. 161.