Integrated Learning Portfolio (TFD1170)

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School School of Art, Design & Architecture
Module Title Integrated Learning Portfolio (ILP)
Level   Foundation
Initiator   Dr Amanda Tinker, Nicola Redmore, Paul Squires
Rationale   Evaluations and curricular reviews revealed that the students on the Textile Design course had a fragmented view of the first year curriculum and perceived the academic support delivered through a Study Skills module as “bolt-on”.
Description of Initiative To encourage students to become aware of their learning development and promote independent learning, the curriculum was re-designed to incorporate a long thin Integrated Learning Portfolio (ILP) module, acting as a spine to link all first year modules. This ILP portfolio of reflective and critical thinking encourages students to articulate and understand their learning development and apply the academic knowledge and learning skills across the whole of the curriculum and in planning future learning. The students’ reflective and critical thinking in the Integrated Learning Portfolio also provides them with the opportunity to consider how their learning development will impact upon future learning and Personal Development Planning.
Assessment Reflecting on the learning journey is a key element of the ILP Assessment strategy:

Formative – Progressive Learning Journal (Blog) Four relevant journal entries in the summative portfolio

Summative – 2000 word reflective report, cross-referenced to relevant evidence selected from any course module.

Ideas for adapting
  • Reflective e-journals
  • Curriculum Design
  • Independent Learning
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Embedding Academic Skills
  • To encourage students to view their programme of study holistically
Links to Resources     Conference Presentation and Paper learning development websites