29.06.2009

Portfolio thesis

A research task with a professional orientation.

This type of thesis is based on a research task related to the student's future career. The purpose of the thesis is to carry out and evaluate a task such as the development of teaching or training materials; the carrying out of a teaching experiment or a translation task; the evaluation, production and development of professional texts; or the analysis and development of professional practices.

To be able to carry out the task, the student is required to have knowledge of the professional aims (the theoretical framework and previous research) and practices involved as well as familiarity with the alternative methods available. This type of thesis also requires the student to be able to evaluate the information related to the task, and be ready to employ it in an appropriate way. Documents illustrating the different phases of the process may be included.