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PDP: Reflecting on the past year and supporting future institutional and sector priorities Glasgow Caledonian University, 13 June 2008.

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1 PDP: Reflecting on the past year and supporting future institutional and sector priorities Glasgow Caledonian University, 13 June 2008

2 Purposes of today’s meeting Some recent PDP policy development updates Reflecting on the past year Priority work areas? Possible activities for Briefing on new sector-wide project “Enhancing PDP activities in institutions through effective strategy policy and practice”

3 PDP policy development updates

4 Priority work areas and possible activities for Priorities as identified by the Forum 12 months ago Activities over the past year Feedback received to date (summary hand-out) Where do we want to go from here?

5 PDP-related priorities, as identified in June 2007 by the Forum A limited range of seminar style events, to enable sharing between practitioners. To include: discipline-specific and multi- disciplinary practice A programme of support for Institutional PDP implementation. To include the development of a self-assessment tool for PDP implementation Support for the development and compilation of an evidence base including existing work, evaluation work involving Scottish HEIs and other networks The encouragement of dialogue between various sectors: education and employers, including action to identify and understand PDP-congruent practices in industry, commerce and the professions. The development of an online repository. =>Number 1 challenge identified was engaging staff! Q: are these still priority actions? Will return to later….

6 Scottish-specific PDP activities Two meetings of the joint forum for Scottish institutions on PDP implementation Two practitioner-focussed events (19 th March and 23 rd April) aimed at sharing practice, drawing in international perspectives and showcasing Academy/JISC discipline-specific e-portfolio projects An online repository to allow simplified access to a range of PDP/e-portfolio practice (http://www.recordingachievement.org/practitioners/default.asp)http://www.recordingachievement.org/practitioners/default.asp Inter/national research coalition meeting (QMU, April) A new Scottish HE PDP mailing list (currently 105 recipients) Bespoke consultancy-type support to Scottish institution; UWS Commissioning a project to develop a new set of guidelines for institutions to support PDP implementation (this afternoon)

7 Feedback on activities (hand-out) Initial impact study Positive feedback: networking opportunities, actions taken as a result of attending events, new ideas, Darren Cambridge and Kathi Yancey’s presentation on e-portfolios Suggestions for future work: –Research into an evaluation framework for PDP –Student ePortfolios in non-vocational disciplines –Event on actual format/design of ePortfolios –More sharing experiences –How to engage staff as mentors –Sharing resources –More sharing information –Encourage research in the area => Over to you Rob!

8 activities Researching and evaluating PDP practice; researching our own practice (building capacity) –Different research paradigms for different disciplines –Links to National Action Research Network (16 English HEIs) and Inter/national research coalition (involving Queen Margaret University). –The Forum could be a mechanism for putting together collaborative bids for funding. “Developing student-friendly discourse”. –Student-friendly publicity materials on value of PDP (paper-based and/or Voxpop-type DVD with 101 student views on PDP? C.f. Academy DVDs on Assessment/Feedback and Employability) –Event with student contributions –The co-curriculum; work with student associations? Dundee “institutional” project; –Dissemination –Reporting –Use of outcomes –Event, seminar? Possibly inviting institutional teams A Forum for us; –change management, connecting to institutional agendas –“Raising profile”- broad ToR, renaming of the Forum’s title, logo? PDP back to basics: –Terminology, meaning in the 21st Century –HEAR –sharing practice; disciplines, technology, software issues, induction strategies, assessment, links with other sectors (schools, college, employers…)


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