Today, Bryan Mathers and I had a think about what this would look like in a City & Guilds context. We decided to remove badges for Potential, for Commitment, and for Encouragement – leaving us with those featured in the diagram above and the list below:
- Achievement badges
- Capability badges
- Membership badges
- Participation badges
To explain our reasoning:
- Potential is a subjective notion based on opinions about another person’s Capability.
- Commitment doesn’t really seem to be helpfully demarcated from Participation.
- Encouragement reflects the psychological state of a learner that is outside the badge issuer’s control.
As the small logo in the corner of the image suggests, this isn’t finished thinking. We’d love your comments and feedback!