A Workshop by: Sharon Gedye, Janice Gibbs & Flea Palmer 21ST June, 2010 PDP and e-Portfolio(PebblePad)
Session Outline Part 1: Update on PDP What is it? What are the requirements? How do I do it? Sharing PDP practice Examples of Practice Part 2: Introduction to PebblePad Part 3: Hands on PebblePad Purposeful play – what are the key PebblePad facilities for you
What is PDP? Personal Development Planning (PDP) is a structured and supported process that helps students: get the most out of University life, develop as an independent and confident learner, review, plan and take responsibility for their own educational, personal and career development,
What is PDP? PDP is an ongoing and gradual process of: Reflecting upon development and identifying areas of strength and weakness, discussing development needs Maintaining a record of developments, progress and achievements Collating evidence of newly developed skills and attributes employers find desirable to help prove and articulate potential when applying for jobs or further courses of study Action planning to address current and future personal, academic and career development needs
: PebblePad Formal learning Including: Taught curriculum Professional Placements Field Trips Co curriculum e.g. volunteer work, work experience, summer projects Informal Learning e.g. sports clubs, volunteering activities societies, caring,
Personal development planning: Guidance for institutional policy and practice in Higher Education (2009) Features known to be successful in implementing PDP Designed within departments to ensure local ownership Development opportunities provided for all staff Learners have access to named individual through the PDP process Learners are supported in understanding how reflective review and action planning help their personal development. PDP is integral to curriculum design and assessment PDP integrates opportunities for careers advice/planning
Examples of Activities
What have you been up to?
What could you do… ? . . . that could be tagged as PDP. …that you don’t already do but you would like to.
PDP could fit with module activities Students will use PDP tools Students will engage with PDP - not seen as ‘add on’ PDP may be included into assessment PDP can be used to add value (if it doesn’t – don’t do it) Discuss opportunities within your programme
PDP currently supported at UoP through Keynote http://intranet.plymouth.ac.uk/pdp/intranet.htm
Keynote is a web-based PDP resource with linked documents that can be edited and saved by the user.
Keynote is currently being updated and repackaged so that it is accessed through PebblePad.
PebblePad is an ePortfolio
It is a tool for recording, reflecting and planning
It is there for you and your students to use if you want
Use it a lot
Dip into it where you find it most useful
Ignore (as long as you have alternatives!)
Over to my Learning Technologist Colleagues!
Purposeful Play - 30 minutes Have a play with PebblePad.Why not: Try creating a quick CV using the ‘about me’ tool. Create a new meeting to record and reflect on this workshop Create an action plan for improving PDP in your department Try to have a brief explore of all the PebblePad facilities. What 3 PebblePad tools are you most likely to use? To support what you are already doing To support you ideas for improved PDP