The coach is a staff-member who supports and challenges the development of your professional identity and vision. The coach also helps you to (learn to) reflect on where you are in your competence and professional skills development, where you want to go and how to get there. Personal Development coaching in this manner (i.e. by a staff-member) is provided in the second and third year of the program.
In short, a coach helps you to:
- develop Professional Identity and Vision,
- choose electives and projects,
- reflect on choices made,
- create a Personal Development Plan (PDP),
- develop Professional Skills.
Please check the table below to see how your coach is determined:
|B3.1||coach from B2.2|
|B2 students without project||keep coach of previous semester|
|Exchange students||no coach* for their personal development|
A blended learning line on ‘Professional Identity and Vision’ helps support you for the coach meetings. A series of modules offered via a digital platform offer the basis to learn about self-directed and continuous learning and provide the necessary knowledge and skills for personal development. Personal development coaching is the face-to-face element of this learning approach.
Weeks 9 and 10 of each quartile are dedicated to working on your portfolio which includes reflections and evidence from the most relevant learning activities. The portfolio describes your professional identity and vision as well as your overall competence of design. This is done by describing past experiences, reflecting on present learning activities, and by planning future learning activities in the context of the competency framework.
The portfolio is assessed three times throughout the bachelor program.
- As part of Design Project 1
- Core design course: Professional Identity and Vision
- As part of the Final Bachelor Examination