The future of PDP @ Birmingham City University. Ruth Lawton & Jo Powell Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. Objectives. What is PDP? Why are we engaging with PDP? Staff and student perceptions What does this mean for us? What are other HEIs doing? What else could we be doing?
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Ruth Lawton & Jo Powell
Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
*QAA Personal Development Planning: guidance for institutional policy and practice in higher education 2009
* my emphasis
EXERCISE:QAA - Key actions for the effective implementation of personal development planning:
YOUR TASK:Identify the 3 actions that you think are the priorities for BCU
Integration of PDP into MA Ed module and PG Cert
Implicit integration into institutional strategies: L&T, RoLEx, WP
E-Portfolio Mahara launch with tools and pedagogic framework - Alan Staley
PDP and e-Portfolio Activist Group to support the projects
BCU Employability Award
Researching academic staff perceptions of PDP – Jo and Ruth
Graduate Employability Skills Framework for mapping employability skills opportunities to the curriculum- Rachel Moule (BSc Health and Wellbeing) plus tentative work in ELSS and BCBS
10 Step Reflection - BIAD
Student perceptions of PDP- Michael Schmidt and Ethan Rhemahn
Student use of e-Portfolio (BSc Hons Health and Wellbeing)-Rachel Moule and Ethan Rhemahn
Integration of Grad Skills Framework with the personal tutor system- BSC Hons Heath and Well Being)- Rachel Moule
Ongoing support for staff one-to-one and workshops (Jo & Ruth) including supporting staffs own PDP
SEDA PDF ‘Embedding Employability’
Workshops & consultancy
BCU L&T Festival
26th /27th Nov CRA conference- Manchester
April 2010 NARN national conferenceWhat’s already happening?
PDP is seen as being important with a mean of 3.23 (1: Useless to 4: Very Useful). However, each of its parts is seen as significantly more important following statistical analysis *
There is a slight difference between faculties and how they view PDP. TID and BCBS see employability as the most important element of PDP, whilst the others consider reflection and self awareness as most important.
*Wilcoxon signed ranks non-parametric test carried out showing a significance to 0.001
Two pieces of research with students underway:
Student Perceptions of using e-Portfolio for PDP, their
motivations for engaging or not engaging.
If the key to engaging students is to educate and engage our staff…
Personal and professional development (including employability) must be EXPLICIT to students
EXERCISE:What would help you to deliver PDP?
YOUR TASK:Jot down on post-its what you need to help you to embed personal development planning
ALL ideas (and invitations) welcome
* Inability to make good career decisions issue identified by Futuretrack research – 130,000 applicants to UCAS 2006 completed the survey: www.hecsu.ac.uk/hecsu.rd/research_reports_236.htm