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