Student's evaluations are based on the submitted portfolio and an orally presented case-study.
Portfolios, for one, have been promoted as the instrument par excellence to enhance integrated, self-reflective, self-directed, longitudinal learning. A portfolio is a collection of documents demonstrating acquired competencies. It is commonly used in educational environments and has been promoted as a tool for capturing students' learning in action.
Like many complex skills, self-reflection is probably best learned by doing and preferably over an extended period of time. Self-reflection is best assessed by monitoring actual skill performance and its development over time. A portfolio holding collections of self reflections on a series of activities and experiences can give a realistic picture of the progress of your reflective skills.
The portfolio is used as the basis for evaluating the learning process through an assessment of professional actions as a fluency clinician. It includes case studies, papers & assignments, reflection reports, media & evidence.
In addition, the evaluation of the progress in the specialization course will include ongoing evaluation assessments of written papers and other assigned tasks.
The evaluation will be done by the ECSF-instructors and the portfolio coach.
The student has 2 exam opportunities: June and August. The exam regulations of Thomas More apply.
ECSF-regulations in specific situations:
1. The student submits his/her portfolio in June and fails: The student has the opportunity for one resubmission in August with an additional fee of €100. If the student fails in August, re-registration is only possible after positive advice of the consortium with full registration fee.
2. The student does not submit his/her portfolio in June (postponed): The student thus loses one exam opportunity but can submit his/her portfolio without additional cost in August. If the student fails in August, re-registration is only possible after positive advice of the consortium with full registration fee.
3. Absence during IW1 or IW2 with official doctor's note: The student can participate at IW1 or IW2 of the following course cycle with an additional fee of €100 and the student must finalize the program in this course cycle.
4. Based on a written, well-documented request by the student, the consortium can allow in exceptional circumstances the spreading of the program over 2 years.