Personalised Learning Assessment

Personalised Learning Assessment Brief 1
Assessment brief including criteria mapped to learning outcomes
There is one summative assessment comprising three parts:
• Part A – Reflective Journal (40%)
• Part B – Personal Learning and Development Plan (30%)
• Part C –Interview (30%)
This assessment will take place over weeks 8, 11, 12/13 and 16.
Assessment Breakdown Assessment 1 Part A – Reflective Journal
Starting from week one, you will keep a weekly journal of what is discussed, what skills
are learnt from each session and what you can do to further improve on and develop
these skills. Students
will be provided with a template, made available on
Blackboard, on which to record journal entries. This journal will be submitted, via
Blackboard, for formative feedback at the end of week eight. This feedback will provide
you with the opportunity to improve your work before final submission in week 16.
Weighting: 40%
Date/time/method of submission:
Formative submission via Blackboard at the end of week 8. The exact date will be
confirmed on Blackboard.
Word count or equivalent: 1200 words (plus or minus 10%).
Assessment criteria:

Assessment criteria
Appropriate introduction to text
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of topics covered
Assessment of own strengths/weaknesses and address learning needs
Ability to provide suggestions for self-improvement
Ability to organise and structure text
Ability to use style appropriate language
Ideas are appropriately concluded

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Assessment 1 Part B and C – Personalised Learning and
Development Plan
This assessment will take place in weeks 11, 13, and 14. Students will formatively
submit, via Blackboard, a written Personal and Academic Development Plan in
week
11
on which there will be an opportunity to obtain feedback. They will then have a
recorded Interview with their tutor in weeks 13/14; this will be a discussion of their
academic and personal development. Students must bring their completed reflective
journal and personal learning and development plan to this interview for discussion.
The reflective journal and personal learning and development plan must be submitted,
via Blackboard, at the end of
week 16.
Weighting: 60%
Date/time/method of submission:
• Week 8/11 – Formative Personal Learning and Development Plan via
Blackboard for feedback
• Weeks 13/14 – Summative Interview with tutor in seminars
• Week 16 – Summative Reflective Journal and Personal Learning and
Development Plan via Blackboard
Part B – Personal Learning and Development Plan
Students will be required to write a personal learning and development plan; this plan
is a process of self-analysis, personal reflection and honest appraisal of your current
strengths and areas that need to be improved and developed with time. This should
enable you to evaluate the value of the skills developed throughout this module and
others during the semester, and to focus on the development of skills required for level
4.
A PDP has three stages:
Stage 1 – Analysis. The first stage is designed to analyse your strengths and
weaknesses and consider your learning needs. You will be able to draw from the skills
developed during your first semester at university as well as activities that you are
involved in outside of university. These should be supplemented by the perceived
opportunities that will have been derived from your experience and any possible

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threats to your continued success Stage 2 – Setting SMART Goals. This involves
setting new and clearly definable goals for yourself that are realistic, achievable and
measurable.
Stage 3 Personal Objectives. This involves setting out your personal objectives
which could look ahead to the long term, and your objectives after completion of your
university studies.
A template to use for your plan will be uploaded to Blackboard. This will be made
available as a word document. There also will be opportunities, in seminars, to
discuss this in class and obtain feedback from your tutor.
Assessment criteria:

Assessment criteria
Use of SMART framework
Ability to clearly define goals
Able to show steps required to attain goals
Setting deadlines for goals and prioritising
Evaluating own strengths/weaknesses
Awareness of learning needs
Long term personal development
Organisation/structure of PDP

Part C – Interview with Tutor
You will need to bring your completed reflective journal and personal learning and
development plan: you will also need to prepare a 3–5-minute presentation based on
these to a pre-arranged interview (
no slides are required). The tutor will listen to the
presentation and ask questions about the reflective journal and plan. This interview
will be recorded.
There will be opportunities to discuss the interview process and obtain feedback in
class.
Assessment criteria:

Assessment criteria
Demonstrate an understanding of the value of learning and development planning
Oral communication in a formal context

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Ability to organise ideas coherently when speaking
Understanding of the ideas discussed
Responding to questions
Introducing and concluding presentation
Long term personal development

The marking scheme for this is assignment will use the following criteria to determine
grades:
Marking scheme:

100–80 % 79-70% 69-60% 59-50% 49-40% 39-30% 29-0%
The work
produced is
exceptional
in most/all
aspects,
substantially
exceeding
expectations
for this level.
The work
produced is
of excellent
quality,
exceeding
expectations
for this level
in many
aspects.
The work
produced
meets all of
the intended
learning
outcomes
and exceeds
the
threshold
expectations
for this level
in several of
them.
The work
produced
meets all of
the intended
learning
outcomes
and exceeds
the
threshold
expectations
for this level
in some of
them.
The work
produced
meets all of
the intended
learning
outcomes
at, but rarely
exceeding
the threshold
expectations
for this level.
The work
produced
fails to
meet all of
the
intended
learning
outcomes
and is
marginally
inadequate
for this
level.
The work
produced
fails to meet
all of the
intended
learning
outcomes and
is inadequate
for this level.