How convincing is the position taken by those on different sides of the debate? Do they address the argument might by those who oppose their position?
How convincing is the position taken by those on different
Guidance on Learning Portfolio
The objective here is critical reflection across a topic. You can think of the portfolio as a workbook or as a project if you find these terms more expressive. You need to choose your topic from the list of … that you have been given. Then you need to assemble resources on this topic taken from newspapers, professional magazines, client advice statements, law reform commissions trade and labour unions, government, and quangos for example, vis essentially non-academic sources, that you find either in hard copy or on the internet. Firstly, you are looking for sources that represent different sides of a debate or question within your chosen topic. Secondly, you put these resources together and join them up by writing a critical narrative that explains and compares the two positions.
Additionally, you can present your portfolio as either printed i.e. downloaded resources with your commentary indicated by a change of typeface or as cut out and pasted into an A4 notebook with your commentary included.
When doing this you might like to hold in your mind the following questions:
Moreover, how convincing is the position take n by those on different sides of the debate?
Furthermore, do they address the argument might by those who oppose their position?
Also, Could they enhance their argument by drawing on information that you have found through independent research?
How much you need to write to link and critique your selections depends to some extent on which topic you choose and what your sources are.
The assessment criteria will look at your ability to identify a debate and the different positions within that debate based upon the accuracy of your resource selection; your ability to compare arguments and positions as demonstrated by your commentary.