Prepare an electronic Portfolio of individual work as evidence of your achievements towards the relevant course learning outcomes while working on your team project. The Portfolio must be prepared using the template provided and it shall only contain your work. The Portfolio must contain the following compulsory sections.
Grade Nomination: A self-assessment of your level of achievement (‘Sound’, ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’) that you believe should be awarded for each task listed in the Portfolio marking rubric on Moodle. For each task, you will need to substantiate your claim by including the page numbers in your portfolio that contain evidence of meeting the associated indicators of attainment from the marking rubric. Evidence of your learning achievements will come from subsequent sections of your Portfolio including entries in your Workbook, Reflective Journal, and Self and Peer-Assessment Results. An example of a Grade Nomination is provided on Moodle.
Workbook: Can be typed, handwritten (then scanned) or a combination of both but must be neat, chronological and legible. The workbook contains all your work for the team project. It should contain separate entries with headings and the date, such as: ‘April 20 – Project Risk Assessment’. These entries will show when you worked on each element of the project and how your ideas and capabilities have developed through the course. You should not go back and edit old entries as this may prohibit demonstrating skills development. The workbook cannot be completed retrospectively and must include at least two entries each week while working on the team project. Entries should demonstrate a variety of technical skills like researching, brainstorming, creating mind maps, flowcharts, methodologies, schedules, obtaining experimental data, undertaking data analysis, producing results, figures, charts, conclusions, or any other work done for your team project. It is good practice to add entries to your Workbook first and then send a copy to your teammates to ensure you retain the original work.
Reflective Journal: As with your workbook, it can be typed, handwritten (then scanned) or a combination of both but must be neat, chronological and legible. The Reflective Journal contains your thoughts about how you and your team are progressing with the project and what you have learnt and experienced either directly by doing the work or indirectly through observing others. Again, like the Workbook, It should contain at least two entries each week while working on the project. Entries must have headings with the date and a title, such as: ‘April 20 – Why I think Risk Assessment is important for engineers’. Reflective entries can demonstrate a variety of achievements like understanding how and when you learnt something, identifying effective ways to communicate and work with your peers, and comprehending the relevance of what you have learnt and experienced in your future engineering career. You should not go back and edit old entries as this may prohibit demonstrating your development. Thus, the Reflective Journal cannot be completed retrospectively. Refer to the Reflective Writing Guide on Moodle.
You should expect that your lecturer will ask to see your Workbook and Reflective Journal at any time during the team project to ensure that you are progressing suitably towards achieving the associated course learning outcomes.
Self- and Peer-Assessment: At milestones during the progression of your team project you will be required to complete anonymous Self- and Peer Assessment (SPA) surveys. SPAs provide de-identified formative feedback to you and your teammates about aspects of teamwork that are perceived by peers to be working well or could be improved. If you disagree with feedback from your teammates then your thoughts should be articulated through an entry in your Reflective Journal and sent to your lecturer for consideration.Guidelines for completing the SPAs are provided on Moodle.