The Learning Journal supports the Learning Report by providing evidence of your thinking and overall learning experience over the module and is an integral part of the final assignment. The Learning Journal also provides evidence of your professional development throughout the module and is a collection of your research, reflections and written documents related to your career pathway.
Your Learning Journal should be well organised and presented. It can be a physical folder or a PDF. It must have a contents page so it is easy to navigate and find the information (you can use the list below as a guide). It must be easy to read and access.
Details about all assessments and guidelines are available in Blackboard.
Among your individual research, you are expected to include these documents:
- Your Research Question.
- Mind Map(s).
- 5 key transferable skills.
- Job Opportunities and Descriptions Research. (Week 2 Research Task)
- Your USP (Unique Selling Point) (In 140 characters) (Week 3 Research Task)
- Your Action Plan. (Week 4 Research Task)
- Reflections on learning, such as module handouts.
- Research into websites in your creative industry (include screen grabs and reflection) (Week 4-6 Research Task)
- Your CV(s) and feedback from CV surgery with careers library. (Week 6)
- Your individual research into your creative industry, using your research question, for example a collection of valuable information on the industry, on how to go self-employed or how to set up your own business.
- Your research and reflections on creating your Digital Portfolio, for example screen shots of the process and explain your decision making for your presentation, selection of work, how you are addressing your audience, etc.
- Your ‘About Me’. You will need to write this for your Digital Portfolio, also include this in your Learning Journal, this introduces you (in the first (I) or third person) to the visitors to your Digital Portfolio.
- Your Audience. Who are they? Create a profile of your ‘ideal audience’. Who are you trying to communicate with and why? For example, this could be a specific person who you would love to see your work, or an employer from a creative agency in the Midlands or London, an ideal type of client, or a course leader on an MA programme you wish to apply for – be specific.
- Your activities and reflections on any work placements, worcester week activities, tutorials or interviews.
- Your Peer Assessment feedback (from feedback given on your Digital Portfolio presentation in week 10/11).
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