Participants undertake systematic written personal reflection and contribute to a leadership portfolio with a series of artefacts and personal reflections about their leadership philosophy and practice.
Essentially the portfolio assessment consists of two parts which are briefly described here and summarised in the diagram below.
A personal philosophy statement
Upon completing the foundation unit on ‘Understanding leadership’, participants are expected to complete a 1000 word draft personal statement outlining their vision and philosophy about what it means to be a leader in an IB school context.
2. Reflection on artefacts from practice
For each core unit, participants will complete the following tasks:
- Select an artefact from their own school experience that illustrates an example of leadership practice and that relates to one or more of the lines of inquiry within the unit
- Describe the context of the artefact, i.e. the challenge, problem or opportunity associated to the artefact
- Identify the leadership issues that are connected to the artefact
- Critically evaluate the associated leadership practices and their impact or new understanding about leadership that this reflection has revealed
- Articulate the insights or conclusions about the process of leadership that can be drawn from their analysis and reflection on the artefact and their learning from the unit.