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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Provides support for students seeking to develop a professional portfolio that provides tangible evidence of a high level of professional learning achieved against established standards of attainment. Students will plan and implement appropriate strategies for collecting, selecting, documenting and evaluating evidence of professional learning.

Unit content

  1. The nature of lifelong learning, professional development and reflective practice
  2. The role of professional or industry standards in informing ongoing professional practice, learning and development
  3. Professional ePortfolios, reflective practice and continuing professional development  
  4. Categories and sources of quality evidence for professional ePortfolios
  5. Self-reflection, peer critique, setting learning goals and ongoing development of professional ePortfolios

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Discuss the role of standards in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
2 Critically appraise the various functions, forms and features of professional portfolios
3 Plan an appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique rigorous data and evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
4 Present a ‘working’ professional portfolio that provides evidence of a high level of professional learning against an established set of standards
5 Demonstrate autonomy, adaptability, responsibility and critical reflection and judgement as a life-long learning practitioner

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of standards in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Critically appraise the various functions, forms and features of professional portfolios
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. Plan an appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique rigorous data and evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. Present a ‘working’ professional portfolio that provides evidence of a high level of professional learning against an established set of standards
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, adaptability, responsibility and critical reflection and judgement as a life-long learning practitioner
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.