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Portfolio Introduction

Course Code: SPSC 2211
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Seminar, Field Experience
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

In this course students will gain an understanding of various types of portfolio design. They will develop the necessary skills to enable them to successfully assemble a portfolio that is representative of their educational and professional experience while at Douglas College.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to portfolio design
    • Types of portfolio to include:
      • Proficiency
      • Showcase
      • Professional
      • Process
      • Employment
      • Project
  2. Introduction to portfolio methods
    • Inclusions
    • Theme development
    • Common features
    • Guiding principles
  3. Collection of evidence
    • Relevant areas
    • Framework
    • Organization
  4. Use of multimedia and the web
    • Video, slide, software
    • Electronic portfolio
    • Web-based portfolio

Methods of Instruction

  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups
  3. Practical application
  4. Computer Lab
  5. Field observation
  6. Self-study via print or online materials
  7. Reading assignments
  8. Instructor tutoring

Means of Assessment

This is a mastery/non-mastery course.

The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighting of evaluations. For example, a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.

The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:

  1. Assignments   1/3
  2. Major project  1/3
  3. Preparation and Participation  1/3

Students must attend all scheduled seminars (meetings) and achieve at least a ‘mastery’ level competency (70%) on all assignments and the major project to receive credit for this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this portfolio course, the student shall be able to:

  1. Understand various types of portfolio design.
  2. Start the collection process of evidence that records the social, cognitive, emotional, creative, and physical performance development of the individual.
  3. Develop a framework that outlines the portfolio process.
  4. Access various multi-media and web applications and that will enhance portfolio development

course prerequisites

Enrollment in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Program

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.