Life as a GP is busy enough, without having to worry about collecting evidence to justify that you are doing a good job. However, appraisal is here to stay, as is revalidation, as part of a five-year cycle of appraisals. We all try to do a good job, but we have to keep the necessary information to make our appraiser and responsible officer aware of this. CPD For CPD we are most likely to self-assess any learning we undertake and justify the learning in units of hours or RCGP learning credits to our appraiser, who will confirm them if they are appropriate. This could involve attending a clinical meeting, reading an article, recording a significant event, completing an e-module or attending a course. Most appraisers will not worry about you producing certificates of attendance, but rather the reflection you have undertaken, what you have learnt and how it confirms good practice by you or leads to changes you will make. What your appraiser will look for is a variety of types of learning...
Initiative
16.01.2015
Thinking Beyond Me-Portfolios
The use of ePortfolios is growing. That is incontestable. However, most ePortfolio practice is still concentrated on portfolios about the author, rather than portfolios about activities, projects and placements: process based portfolios. This workshop explored 5 categories of process portfolios, discussing how they provide rich evidence for me-portfolios and provided valuable opportunities for portfolio rehearsal.   Download the powerpoint here http://www.recordingachievement.org/images/pdfs/SEMINARS/dh.ppt
Practice
16.01.2015
Learning Plans and e-portfolios in the new Integrated Engineering Programme
UCL’s Faculty of Engineering Sciences is radically overhauling its undergraduate curriculum, explicitly incorporating professional development via reflective practice using a suite of online tools for students to develop intentional learning plans and log progress under the guidance of personal tutors and others. This workshop gave an early review of this new programme and sought peer input.  
Practice
16.01.2015
What students value in e-portfolios
Student led session at the CRA (Centre for Recording Achievements) 14th Annual Residential Seminar in Birmingham    Download powerpoint here http://www.recordingachievement.org/images/pdfs/SEMINARS/sk.ppt
Practice
16.01.2015
Revisiting and enhancing the Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP) module in Teacher Training
This workshop session looked at how the University of Bolton has run a very successful Teacher Training (TT) programme for many year. The programme has recently been revisited and revalidated and its Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP) key module has been enhanced to ensure it fits practitioners, market and institutional current 'e'Needs. The workshop shared this new approach.  Download the powerpoint here http://www.recordingachievement.org/images/pdfs/SEMINARS/mrst.ppt
Initiative
16.01.2015
BUILDING BADGES
Open badges are becoming very popular within higher education. This practical workshop explored different kinds of badges including the criteria, process and design for your institution. This was a very hands on session with no technology required. Delegates explored the practicalities for their students.  Powerpoint available at https://www.haikudeck.com/building-badges-education-presentation-6iuQ4Qi...