Pimp Your PDP – How SaPRA can engage your students in the process Becka Currant  – Head of Learner Development and Student...
Overview <ul><li>What is SaPRA? Why do it? </li></ul><ul><li>The evolutionary process… </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul><u...
SaPRA: What is it? <ul><li>S kills  a nd  P ersonal  R eflective  A ctivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills self-audit of confid...
SaPRA: Why do it? <ul><li>Helps students deal more effectively with academic integration and cohesion. </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Key principles of SaPRA  <ul><li>SaPRA is not a test – there are no right or wrong answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Students nee...
From paper to e-portfolio via VLE <ul><li>Phase 1: Summer 06 – Development of SaPRA for 06/07 paper delivery. </li></ul><u...
Phase 1: Paper <ul><li>Proof of concept – academic staff & students found it a useful and effective activity. </li></ul><u...
Phase 2: VLE <ul><li>Moodle ‘survey tool’ used to create electronic version. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><...
 
Phase 3: E-portfolio <ul><li>PebblePAD profile tool </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can creat...
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    1. 1. Pimp Your PDP – How SaPRA can engage your students in the process Becka Currant – Head of Learner Development and Student Engagement Ruth Whitfield – Learning Architect Learner Development Unit
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is SaPRA? Why do it? </li></ul><ul><li>The evolutionary process… </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. SaPRA: What is it? <ul><li>S kills a nd P ersonal R eflective A ctivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills self-audit of confidence in different skill areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Covers wide range of skills expected in HE, e.g. academic reading & writing, IT skills etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes planning activity to develop confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Completed at start of 1 st year and used throughout the year. </li></ul><ul><li>New versions developed for different stages. </li></ul>
    4. 4. SaPRA: Why do it? <ul><li>Helps students deal more effectively with academic integration and cohesion. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiates reflection on prior learning experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages students to think about how they will adjust to being at University. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development Planning (PDP) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Key principles of SaPRA <ul><li>SaPRA is not a test – there are no right or wrong answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to be HONEST! They are only cheating themselves if they lie! </li></ul><ul><li>No one sees the results unless a student wants them to. </li></ul><ul><li>Process is reflective and developmental – needs to be viewed as part of an ongoing process. </li></ul>
    6. 6. From paper to e-portfolio via VLE <ul><li>Phase 1: Summer 06 – Development of SaPRA for 06/07 paper delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: Summer 07 – conversion to electronic format in Moodle for 07/08. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: May 08 – conversion to e-portfolio profile </li></ul>
    7. 7. Phase 1: Paper <ul><li>Proof of concept – academic staff & students found it a useful and effective activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Short timescales for production of activity and limited IT support. </li></ul><ul><li>Felt students needed an artefact to help their process of reflection. </li></ul><ul><li>Workbook contained series of activities designed to help students identify their levels of confidence. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Phase 2: VLE <ul><li>Moodle ‘survey tool’ used to create electronic version. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete & access from any computer; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course teams get anonymised data about their students strengths and weaknesses. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not integrated into University PDP systems; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students could not create evidence log or action plans within survey tool. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Phase 3: E-portfolio <ul><li>PebblePAD profile tool </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can create action plans & link to evidence directly from SaPRA; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows creation of a fully integrated portfolio of evidence based on the skills outlined in SaPRA. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need to be familiar with PebblePAD in order to use SaPRA independently. </li></ul></ul>

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