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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 demonstrate progress against learning goals and implement appropriate strategies for collecting, selecting, documenting and evaluating evidence of professional learning.

Unit content

This content is covered at a more advanced and in-depth level, extending learning from Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part A.

  1. The nature of lifelong learning, professional development and reflective practice
  2. The role of standards in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
  3. Professional portfolios: their function, forms and features
  4. Collecting rigorous data and evidence for the portfolio
  5. Structuring a portfolio
  6. Self- and peer-critique, setting learning goals and ongoing development of the portfolio

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 demonstrate advanced understanding of the role of standards in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
2 apply the various functions, forms and features of professional portfolios effectively in evidencing their own professional learning
3 implement appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique rigorous data and evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
4 present a substantial 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. demonstrate advanced understanding of the role of standards in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. apply the various functions, forms and features of professional portfolios effectively in evidencing their own professional learning
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. implement appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique rigorous data and evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. present a substantial 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: