PDP: Development & Practice [Brian Currie & Nicola Smith]


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PDP: Development & Practice [Brian Currie & Nicola Smith]

  1. 1. PDP Development & Practice Brian Currie Nicola Smith
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Dearing/Garrick review process </li></ul><ul><li>May 2000 consultation process </li></ul><ul><li>Progress File for Higher Education </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is PDP? <ul><li>QAA define PDP as: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ A structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning performance, and/or achievement and to plan for their personal educational and career development’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. PDP and Employability <ul><li>Helps students translate learning experiences to potential employers </li></ul><ul><li>Develops skills </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters a sense of ‘career ownership’ </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances student ability to plan and reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students to positively profile their own achievements </li></ul>
  5. 5. If students recognise from the outset that: <ul><li>PDP is of personal relevance to them </li></ul><ul><li>PDP activity is an integral part of their learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective practice is directly beneficial and of value </li></ul><ul><li>They will be ‘better prepared’ for the demands of career development and getting employed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Discrete or (‘bolt on’) - in addition to curriculum Linked - PDP is run in parallel with curriculum Embedded – (appearing with specific modules within a programme) Integrated – appearing in most if not all modules within a programme) Extended – (PDP is used to integrate activities both within and outwith the curriculum) Linking PDP to the curriculum:
  7. 7. Employability Team Brian Currie Employability Officer Laura Carter-McLean Student Guidance Advisor
  8. 8. <ul><li>Technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Online Support </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant personal support </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted groups of students </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>So what is it that Employers want in current and future employees ie what makes them more employable? <ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude </li></ul>
  10. 10. Link to Apprentice clip YouTube - The Apprentice Series 5 Best Moments - BBC One
  11. 11. All FE Courses : <ul><li>1 hour PDP a week programmed into the timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Must complete the SQA ‘Preparing for Work’ module as part of their course </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a reflective PDP grid which is set against the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Access to an e-portfolio recording system on the VLE (blackboard) adapted from the system used by Dundee University </li></ul>
  12. 12. The 10 PDP Sessions are: <ul><li>e-portfolio & PDP Grids </li></ul><ul><li>Equality & Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Money Matters – Managing your cash </li></ul><ul><li>Assertiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Unlock Your Potential </li></ul><ul><li>CV Preparation & Ads, Letters & Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Get Safe On-line/Safe Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Employability & Citizenship & Employment Rights </li></ul><ul><li>e-portfolio & PDP Grids - revisited </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Diversity Day </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity Knocks </li></ul><ul><li>Employability Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Police Army / TA </li></ul><ul><li>Trip to Scottish Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Employers ‘Interviewing’ Students </li></ul>Personal Development / Employability Events:
  14. 14. <ul><li>The ‘Space’ is a hive of activity for students wishing to access information on a wide range of topics, including : </li></ul><ul><li>Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Employability and Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Further and Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Course Progression </li></ul><ul><li>How to become a Class Representative </li></ul><ul><li>UCAS Applications (to go onto further study in another university) </li></ul><ul><li>SAAS Applications (funding for Higher Education courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Gap Year information </li></ul><ul><li>CV Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Application Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Part time paid employment vacancies </li></ul>The ‘Space’
  15. 15. <ul><li>UHI Graduate attributes for the 21 st Century – student core values </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive and adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul><ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous </li></ul>Graduate Attribute Profile (GAP)
  16. 16. Classification Matrix Confident Rigorous Reflective Responsive & adaptive Active                                                                                
  17. 17. iPortfolio
  18. 18. Enhancing Institutional PDP Strategies Effective Learning Framework The Effective Learning Framework, ELF, is a model that attempts to frame personal development planning (PDP) in relation to effective learning. The Framework does this by encouraging all those who take part to reflect upon the student experience in higher education, from student, to teaching unit and institution.
  19. 19. Additional Project Benefits <ul><li>Support students in making informed module or programme choices </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student engagement with course content </li></ul><ul><li>Review programmes for weaknesses against core values </li></ul><ul><li>Review programmes for weaknesses against employer needs </li></ul>