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Unit description

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate advanced understanding of the role of standards in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learningIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply the various functions, forms and features of professional portfolios effectively in evidencing their own professional learningIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
3implement appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique rigorous data and evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolioIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
4present a substantial professional portfolio that provides evidence of a high level of professional learning against an established set of standardsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5demonstrate autonomy, adaptability, responsibility and critical reflection and judgement as a life-long learning practitioner.Lifelong learning

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: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply the various functions, forms and features of professional portfolios effectively in evidencing their own professional learning
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. implement appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique rigorous data and evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. present a substantial professional portfolio that provides evidence of a high level of professional learning against an established set of standards
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate autonomy, adaptability, responsibility and critical reflection and judgement as a life-long learning practitioner.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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