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1 Personal Development Planning Planning for your Future (P4YF)

2 Presenters Kevin Brosnan School of Education Sarah Grayston IS, eLearning Liaison and Development Team (eLD)

3 Structure of the Session General overview of PDP and key principles underpinning P4YF Demonstration of prototype P4YF system Questions / discussion

4 Overview of PDP(1) The Dearing Review (NCIHE, 1997) directed HE Institutions to develop the ‘means by which students can monitor, build and reflect upon their personal development [PDP]’. Within this context the report defines PDP as “a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development.”

5 Overview of PDP(2) Progress Files: ● The HE Transcript (a formal recording of academic achievement); ● An individual’s own on- going record of learning, achievement, progress reviews and plans, which will be used to clarify personal goals and provide a resource from which material can be selected to produce personal statements (Personal Development record); ● Structured processes to develop the capacity of individuals to reflect upon their own learning, and achievement and to plan for their own educational, academic and career development.

6 Overview of PDP (3) Graduate attributes: These are the qualities, skills and understandings that a university community agrees its students should develop during their time with the institution and consequently shape the contribution they are able to make to their profession and society….They are qualities that also prepare graduates as agents of social good in an unknown future. (Bowden et al 2000)

7 Overview of UOS ‘Enhancement-Led Institutional Review: follow-up report, 2007 Since December 2006 an-online facility supporting PDP has been available to all students via the Portal. ‘Enhancement-Led Institutional Review: 2011 The University acknowledges that the development and implementation of PDP has achieved limited success to date. University staff indicate that a credit- bearing PDP module that is currently under development will allow students to map their experience to the University's graduate attributes. This may contribute to a more effective integration of PDP into students' learning programmes. Learning and Teaching Quality Enhancement Strategy Student Experience To enhance the employability of students and their capacity to succeed in a changing world.

8 Overview of UOS Academic UOS S1 S2S4 S3 S6 S5 S7S8 PDP induction All students Credit bearing half-module (1) Credit bearing half-module (2)

9 Overview of UOS Credit bearing half-module (1) - focus on process of transition into the university community - initial meeting / mid-semester review / finalisation Credit bearing half-module (2) - focus on process of transition to employment / further study - initial meeting / mid-semester review / finalisation A ‘process driven’ curriculum underpins both modules

10 Overview of UOS The P4YF process: Skills auditing Goal setting Recording & reflecting Evaluating The above elements occur across three domains: academic / employability / personal & social

11 Stirling’s Graduate Attributes At the heart of the LTQES is the belief that the University of Stirling is producing graduates who are equipped to cope with the complexities of life and work in the 21st century. Section 2: Learning and Teaching Quality Enhancement Strategy

12 Developing resources for P4YF A ‘crowd sourcing’ approach…


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