Recognising and Capturing Skills Development: Linking ePortfolios and Professional Skills Building in Three Sciences Programs at UNSW

Presented by Dr. Patsie Polly, Associate Professor (Faculty of Medicine)

Recognising and Capturing Skills Development: Linking ePortfolios and Professional Skills Building in Three Sciences Programs at UNSW

This presentation discusses a novel mechanism of professional skills recognition, reflective practice and data capture that links ePortfolios to open badges in three undergraduate science based degree programs across two faculties, Science and Medicine @ UNSW.

This work is part of a Teaching Fellowship at UNSW. The issue that the fellowship had been addressing is: ‘how do professional skills that underlie graduate capabilities get captured, tracked and recognised for future employability in a research-intensive university?’ Use of standards-based, aligned assessment of academic achievement that underpin graduate capabilities has been tracked longitudinally across three science-based degree programs within medicine and science faculties at UNSW. Complimentary to this, a system of professional skills recognition has been developed that can be translated into a simple open badging ecosystem. The research aims of the UNSW Teaching Fellowship have been to: 1. Design, develop and implement an ePortfolio template that supports the development of graduate capabilities that are aligned with learning outcomes across programs at UNSW, 2. Design, develop a badging system to recognise and capture professional skills, 3. Engage and inspire colleagues at UNSW to implement ePortfolio pedagogy across context and discipline to facilitate self-directed student learning and reflection. 

 

Register here for this seminar

18th Aug 2016, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room 1025, Level 10, Library (back entrance near the IT service centre)

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff

50

Free

Christina Kingen

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