Presentation on theme: "PDP & ePortfolios: looking to the future Dr Joy Perkins Educational & Employability Development Adviser Centre for Learning & Teaching/Careers Service."— Presentation transcript:
PDP & ePortfolios: looking to the future Dr Joy Perkins Educational & Employability Development Adviser Centre for Learning & Teaching/Careers Service Students Taking Active Roles Graduate Attributes Higher Education Achievement Record
What does STAR involve? Attending an introductory session Participating in a specified Students Association or community volunteering role Selecting a STAR Award level – bronze, silver or gold Participating in two workshops on skills development and interview technique Maintaining an ePortfolio-based reflective diary Undertaking an assessed competency-based interview to measure achievement of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes
How many students participated in the 2009/10 STAR Award pilot?
What are the distinguishing features of the STAR Award? Alignment with employability-focused Graduate Attributes Employer participation throughout the Award Strong partnerships within and beyond the University ePortfolio use – Record of Activity, skills audit and reflection Hierarchical assessment framework – bronze, silver and gold awards Bespoke competency-based interviews
Piloting HEAR An Aberdeen HEAR Working Group has been established The University is evaluating the co- curriculum recognition process, with a view to recognising the STAR Award on the leaving Student Transcript In the context of STAR, section 6.1 of HEAR is particularly relevant It is anticipated that HEAR will also verify students achievement of Graduate Attributes
In conclusion, STAR, GAs & HEAR: Provide evidence of our Curriculum Reform ambitions Connect strongly to employability and our ongoing SFC employability activities Builds upon our own experience as well as existing examples of good practice in other HEIs
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