ITGS HL Portfolio extension

Posted: Monday, 28 January 2008 in HL Portfolio Extension, Internal Assessment
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Some information about the Portfolio Extension
(Source: http://www.abc.edu.sv)

Introduction

The extension to the portfolio consists of an interview undertaken to investigate an issue raised in one of the portfolio pieces. The student will be expected to relate results of the interview to their research in the original portfolio piece. The structured interview can be conducted using a range of methodologies such as

  • personal interview,

  • responses by e-mail,

  • phone or fax.

Where appropriate, students may wish to conduct more than one interview and compare the different perspectives.

Requirements of the Interview

  • The portfolio extension should be 800-1,000 words in length. The word count does not include the cover page, appendix or bibliography.

  • The questionnaire must be created by the student and approved by the teacher.

  • The interviewee(s) must be over the age of 18, knowledgeable and directly involved in the issue under investigation.

  • Students must record the interview(s) in order to produce a transcript or summary. The student can determine the most appropriate format for reporting the interview(s), for example, transcript with questions and answers, summary of responses, quotes.

  • Where appropriate, students may wish to conduct more than one interview and compare the different perspectives. In this case, full transcripts will not be necessary. The student should provide summaries and quotes to support their findings. These must be included in the appendix together with the questionnaire(s).

  • The student may determine the most appropriate format for reporting the interview.

  • The summary of the interview must include a header with the name of the person interviewed, qualification/position, name/address of organization, date/place of interview.

As a result of the interview, the student may wish to interview up to two other individuals who are knowledgeable about the issue and may contribute supportive or conflicting views. Full transcripts are not necessary. However…

  • The student should provide fully referenced summaries and quotes to support their findings.

If the portfolio extension is obviously greater than the word limit, the external moderation will be based on the first 1,000 words.

Presentation

The portfolio extension includes:

  • Students must include a cover sheet that clearly identifies: portfolio title; issue being addressed; date completed; word count; and candidate name.

  • The portfolio extension must address the extension criteria N�R. The report must be written using the criteria headings N�P. This method enables students to present their work in a structured and coherent way.

  • appendix containing the summary of the interview(s) (transcript with questions and answers, summary of responses, quotes).

  • The report must be written using the criteria headings N�P.

Assessment Criteria for the HL Portfolio Extension

The portfolio extension is assessed against five criteria that are related to the objectives of the HL ITGS course.

Criterion N Discussion and analysis of the interview 3 marks

Criterion O Reflection on the interview 4 marks

Criterion P Projection of broader implications from the interview and portfolio research 4 marks

Criterion Q Interview process

  • Appropriateness of the choice of the interviewee

  • Appropriateness of the interview questions

  • Comprehensive record of the interview(s) 7 marks

Criterion R Quality of communication

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