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1 LUBS:1960 Academic and Career Development: Delivering PDP Paul Jackson Careers Centre

2 Outline Background Background The Module The Module The Student Experience The Student Experience

3 Aim To develop a compulsory 10 credit formally assessed module to provide 180 students within the Business School with PDP support from the start of level 1 To develop a compulsory 10 credit formally assessed module to provide 180 students within the Business School with PDP support from the start of level 1

4 Pedagogical Challenges Compulsory Assessed PDP Compulsory Assessed PDP Diversity of Student Group Diversity of Student Group 180/220 Students – Large Group Teaching 180/220 Students – Large Group Teaching Equipping Students for level 2/3 Equipping Students for level 2/3

5 Module Design – General Principles (1) Balance between academic and career development Balance between academic and career development Encourage intelligent use of tutor system Encourage intelligent use of tutor system Complement university experience in broadest sense Complement university experience in broadest sense

6 Module Design, General Principles (2) Experiential not lecture-based Experiential not lecture-based Team/Group Oriented Team/Group Oriented Structured Reflection Structured Reflection

7 The Module…….. Academic and Career Development Academic and Career Development 6 sessions in semester 1 (wks 3 – 8) 6 sessions in semester 1 (wks 3 – 8) 3 sessions in semester 2 (wks 2, 5, 6) 3 sessions in semester 2 (wks 2, 5, 6)

8 Module Outline 2003/4 1. Introduction – survival and network skills at University 2. Skills Development – setting objectives, skills audit 3. Self Awareness – learning styles 4. PDP 5. Writing Skills 6. Selling Yourself – CV 7. Teamwork and Presentation Skills 8. Assessed Group Presentation 9. Moving On – Action Planning and review of the module

9 Student Quotes It has made me think about the way I approach University It has made me think about the way I approach University It has helped me plan my development for the future It has helped me plan my development for the future Without it I wouldnt have done any of the things I have so far. Without it I wouldnt have done any of the things I have so far. It helped but ….you could have just sent me s It helped but ….you could have just sent me s Only a bit. Im more focused, CV is better Only a bit. Im more focused, CV is better Has made me aware of the concepts but it hasnt made me a convert Has made me aware of the concepts but it hasnt made me a convert

10 Outcomes Produced a CV Produced a CV Discovered their learning style Discovered their learning style Understood more about career development Understood more about career development Realised how important it was to start now Realised how important it was to start now Developed team work and networking skills Developed team work and networking skills Had used or intended to use the Careers Centre/Skills Centre Had used or intended to use the Careers Centre/Skills Centre Developed their intentions to look for appropriate work experience Developed their intentions to look for appropriate work experience Spoken to potential employers Spoken to potential employers Clarified their career goals Clarified their career goals Developed better action plans Developed better action plans

11 Outcomes Some didnt like the module! Wasnt an intellectual challenge Wasnt an intellectual challenge It didnt keep their interest, It didnt keep their interest, They didnt like the processes They didnt like the processes But all said they benefited! Own Score: Academic and Career Development 4/10 to 7/10.

12 Developments Reviewed and refocused teaching Reviewed and refocused teaching Expanded student numbers Expanded student numbers Revised assessment Revised assessment

13 Assessment Personal Development Planner (40%) Personal Development Planner (40%) Interim report (500 words) Interim report (500 words) Final reflective report (1200 words) Final reflective report (1200 words) CV and associated material (35%) CV and associated material (35%) Targeted CV Targeted CV Tutor package – CV, letter and action plan Tutor package – CV, letter and action plan Group presentation (25%). Group presentation (25%). How will you support PDP in Yrs 2 and 3? How will you support PDP in Yrs 2 and 3?

14 Assessment Integrated Integrated Practical Practical feeds back into student records/tutor information feeds back into student records/tutor information usable CV for placement, part time work etc usable CV for placement, part time work etc Protects privacy Protects privacy


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