Module title: Professional Identity through Portfolio Development

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD10110
Module leader: Tom Flint
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

None

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Flint
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
• 3 hour seminar each week, providing students with an opportunity to engage with guest speakers /mentors representing variety of relevant backgrounds including Napier Careers Service, Confident Futures etc, and industry representatives (LO 1)

The remaining time will be devoted to reflection, individual study, review of recommended reading, and discussions using Moodle.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative feedback will be provided during lectures, workshops and via online discussion boards. If necessary, relevant actions will be undertaken. Learners will be encouraged to provide support and constructive feedback to each other during group work and online discussions.

The assessment will comprise of three elements:
1. Reflective essay, (week 5 LO 1, 2)
• a critical reflection that captures the graduate journey and personal development during the studies through university and college; it will demonstrate a critical understanding of graduateness and professional identity
2. Development of portfolio and artefact (week 9 LO 3, 4)
o web based portfolio that demonstrates the professional, technical and design skillsets
artefact
• design rationale (1500 words)
o to demonstrate a critical approach to the choice and presentation of the creative artefacts and how it reflects on the professional identity and the graduate attributes of the student. The artefact will build on previous work and be suitable for inclusion in the portfolio.

The work in this module takes place in the earlier part of the semester to allow student to concentrate on their honours projects in the latter part of the semester.




Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 27
Face To Face Demonstration 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 143
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 3,4 9 HOURS= 50, WORDS= 0
Essay 30 1,2 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Project - Practical 30 4,5 9 HOURS= 40, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module is designed as a capstone project, intended to meet your particular needs as a final year student by assisting your transition from having a student identity to a professional identity. You will be encouraged to reflect on your journey through Higher Education and the extent to which you have developed graduate attributes. You will have the opportunities to plan the stages of your future career. You will have the chance to consolidate your lifelong learning skills and enhance professional skills and competencies. A range of specialists will provide workshops, including producing CVs and professional portfolios, goal-setting and business networking, which will help you enhance your employability.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Investigate and evaluate a specialist area of future employment (professional career, academic career, entrepreneurship).
LO2: Recognise, critically assess and apply, relevant graduate attributes.
LO3: Design and assemble a portfolio to enhance professional profile and aid employability.
LO4: Develop professional competencies in generating a range of artefacts (e.g. digital media, installation, academic research, business plan report etc.) according to specifications.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - CHRISTOPHERSON, S. (2004) THE DIVERGENT WORLDS OF NEW MEDIA: HOW POLICY SHAPES WORK IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY. REVIEW OF POLICY RESEARCH, VOL. 21, PP., 543–558 Vol. 21, 1st ed.
Core - TREDE, F., MACKLIN, R., BRIDGES, D (2012) PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT: A REVIEW OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION LITERATURE, STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 2012, VOL. 37: 3, PP., 36, 1st ed.
Core - BECOMING A SCIENTIST: THE ROLE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN STUDENTS' COGNITIVE, PERSONAL, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT†, SCIENCE EDUCATION, VOL. 91:1, PP., 36–74, JANUARY 2007
Core - LARRY J. MCKENZIE, MICHAEL S. TREVISAN, DENNY C. DAVIS, STEVEN W. BEYERLEIN CAPSTONE DESIGN COURSES AND ASSESSMENT: A NATIONAL STUDY, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2004 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION
Core - CLEAR. T., GOLDWEBER., M, YOUNG, F., H., LEIDIG, P., M., SCOTT K. RESOURCES FOR INSTRUCTORS OF CAPSTONE COURSES IN COMPUTING. (2001) : ACM, NEW YORK, NY, USA, Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - KIM, P., NG, C. K. AND LIM, G. WHEN CLOUD COMPUTING MEETS WITH SEMANTIC WEB: A NEW DESIGN FOR E-PORTFOLIO SYSTEMS IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA ERA. (2010) : BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - DIMARCO, J. (2006) WEB PORTFOLIO DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS, PP. 1-304, 1st ed.
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