Pedagogical Practice Sharing: Personal Development Portfolio
Dr Rebecca Kan (Senior Lecturer, School of Music) with Dr. Susan D’Aloia (Blackboard Client Success Manager for Asia Pacific)
The personal development portfolio (PDP for short) is a structured roadmap for students to reflect on their learning, performance and/or achievements, and to visualise their present and future aspirations in personal, educational and career development.
School of Music has adopted the PDP since the inception of the Royal College of Music programme. Studies have shown that individuals who complete and regularly update their PDPs are better equipped to attain their aspirations.
The second half of this sharing will focus on how Blackboard affords a space for students to update their completed projects and personal artefacts that represent a narrative of learning. This system of tools allows the learner to define an audience or audiences as they self-reflect and further generate feed-forward relating to their ongoing output. Dr D’Aloia will share institutional experiences on uses of ePortfolios in the HE curriculum.