About this topic
Evidencing learning helps students gather, catalogue and present a relevant evidence base for their learning.
A number of factors are coming in phase to make this increasingly desirable:
- Maintaining a continuous development record that includes personal reflective journaling (especially against set objectives) is a typical requirement of professional bodies, as well as regarded as a good habit of mind for any professional.
- An ability to self-evidence and concisely articulate one’s learning, as opposed to merely relying on external certification, is an important competitive edge and useful skill for employers.
- Multiple free cloud and web based platforms have made the required tools readily available.
This topic provides insight into
- examples of how students can compile and curate an e-portfolio
- use and portability of different popular platforms
- different ways such an exercise can be part of the curriculum
- enhancing student reflection
- creating assessments that promote student learning self-evidencing.
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