E-Portfolio 2016-2017

This is what is required for my final submission.  I shall add documentation as it is ready.

  • Literature review (1500 words)
  • Delivery mechanisms and learning environments, ie the educational resources (aka interventions) that I have provided for my learners (1000 words).  This includes:-
  • (a) lesson plans and theoretical accounts.  I have no lesson plans, because my interventions are online mini-tutorials for use at the point of need – but I can certainly provide an account of why I chose the interventions that I did, including my earlier analysis of last year’s library survey.
  • (b) resources (handouts, digital resources, learning activities).  I can provide the links to the interventions themselves.
  • (c) Learning Technologies. If the links constitute ‘digital resources, learning activities‘, then I’m somewhat confused about what the ‘learning technologies‘ are, but I can write about the experience of compiling the interventions and other related technical considerations.
  • Evaluative tools (no associated word count).  This is for documentation of my ‘research mechanisms‘ eg ‘questionnaires, focus group questions, student feedback tools, assessment tools‘.  I’ve got:-
  • My email dated 8 May 2017 with the project outline (UPLOADED TO A WORD DOCUMENT – NOT YET ONLINE)
  • My questionnaire.  I have closed the questionnaire so that no-one else can answer it, but this renders the link inaccessible to my examiners, so I’ve put the text of the questionnaire here instead. (UPLOADED TO A WORD DOCUMENT – NOT YET ONLINE)
  • My interview questions  UPLOADED TO A WORD DOCUMENT – NOT YET ONLINE
  • Also, presumably, the interview transcripts, which will be quite a lot of words? What a good thing there’s no word count!  WORRIED ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY.  MAYBE SHOULD NOT BE UPLOADED, OR MAKE PORTFOLIO PASSWORD PROTECTED?  OR PUT THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS ON A SEPARATE PASSWORD PROTECTED PAGE.  (Seems best to me.) 
  • Analysis of data (2000 words). This falls into two clear components:-
  • (a) Presentation of results (tables, graphs, narrative, depending on nature of results)
  • (b) Discussion of results – critical reflection, comparison with prior expectations, and I must synthesise the evidence gathered towards identifying what [I] have learned from the analysis of this data‘.  UPLOADED TO ANOTHER WORD DOCUMENT. EXACTLY 2000 WORDS – I’M PROUD!
  • Project conclusions and recommendations (2000 words):-
  • How successful were the ‘learning experiences‘ that I designed?
  • Did I deliver ‘learning experiences in line with [my] aims‘?
  • Did I ‘support learners in their development‘?
  • Did I ‘assess and provide feedback to learners to aid their development‘?  Given that my learning experiences weren’t in a classroom or assessed setting, I’ll probably be able to say what I need to say in answer to the earlier questions.
  • And did I ‘Engage in a meaningful development of [my] knowledge and skills in research, effective pedagogy, scholarship and the evaluation of [my] professional practice‘?
  • I also need to include recommendations for my peers, line managers and the sector, arising out of my conclusions.
  • There is more.  I need to submit a Journal Summary (1000 words) with PDPdetailing where my learning development has changed with regards to ‘Pedagogy, Research, Scholarship [and] Professional Practice‘ – and I need to refer to key journal entries in that regard.  The PDP shouldn’t go past 3 A4 pages.
  • And a Bibliography
  • And complete the UKPSF Checklist

I'm a musicologist disguised as a librarian. I've been writing this blog as part of my PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Arts Education, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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