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AUA Development Conference - Rachel Birds

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AUA Development Conference - Rachel Birds

  1. 1. PDP and Reflective Practice as Career Development Tools Catherine Lillie AUA Professional Development Manager AUA Development Conference, October 2012www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  2. 2. PDP and Reflective Practice as Career Development Tools Dr Rachel Birds Higher Education Consultant, Hunshelf Training and Consultancywww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  3. 3. Objectives By the end of the session delegates will: • have an understanding of PDP and reflective practice • appreciate the benefit of planning and reflection as career development tools • have a range of reflective practice tools and techniques for use in their professional practice • be able to use PDP and reflective practice in their workwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  4. 4. The cyclewww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  5. 5. Personal Development Planningwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  6. 6. Why engage in PDP? A chance to take charge of your learning by: • thinking about what you want to learn • prioritising your learning • being proactive instead of reactive • getting input from other people PDP helps you to plan more effectively for your future and enables you to achieve your goals and objectiveswww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  7. 7. Identifying your skills gaps • SWOT • SWAIN • 360° review • CPD wheelwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  8. 8. CPD wheel – individual activitywww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  9. 9. Goals vs Objectiveswww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  10. 10. What are your career goals? Individual Activity • Current role • Developing role • Career aspirationswww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  11. 11. Setting SMART objectives • Specific • • • Measurable Action-oriented Realistic  • Time specificwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  12. 12. How do you achieve your objectives? • Training • Job shadowing • Networks • Mentoring / coaching • Reading • Study • Conferences and workshopswww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  13. 13. Types of learning Learning.. . All of these provide opportunities for reflectionwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  14. 14. Implementing and revising your PDPwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  15. 15. What does reflection mean to you? Group exercise In small groups, discuss the following questions: - What does reflective practice mean to you? - Why should you develop and use reflective practice?www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  16. 16. Reflection: a definition ”Cognitive housekeeping” • analysing and critically evaluating an experience • making sense of it • assimilating it into your existing body of knowledge Moon, J. (1999) Reflection in Learning and Professional Development (London: Kogan Page)www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  17. 17. Outcomes of reflection • Intended outcomes of reflection might be: – improved understanding – improved performance – development in professional practice • Therefore it needs to result in ACTIONwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  18. 18. Being a reflective practitioner • How will you do it? • What sources of support will you need? • What tools / resources are required? • What will you do to make time? • How will you capture and use reflective practice? • (How) will you ensure your professional practice develops as a result of reflection?www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  19. 19. How to reflect- an examplewww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  20. 20. Recording your reflections Notebook ? ePD? Voice recordings ? Emails ? Blog?www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  21. 21. Revisiting your reflections • What else have you learnt since? • Can you see others’ perspectives? • Anything additional you can now learn?www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  22. 22. Evaluation • Has today prompted you to reflect? • How will you do that? • What tools do you already have? • Can you now start to break your career goals down into SMART objectives? • Which one will you achieve first?www.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  23. 23. Taking it further • Events • Themed networks • ePD • PgCert- Reflective Practice in HE module • Accredited Member / Fellowship • CPD Framework tools and templateswww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education
  24. 24. More information at www.aua.ac.uk Email: aua@aua.ac.uk Call: 0161 275 2063 Association of University Administrators (AUA) @The_AUAwww.aua.ac.uk inspiring professional higher education

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