The Role of Pdp for Learning

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1. Introduction A personal development plan (PDP) is a structured process to develop students learning, reflecting on their achievements, enabling individuals to plan through studying and further careers. Shown within this report will be, the data received from ten students surveyed through questionnaires, (Appendix 1) given to various students with campus. These results shall be shown in graph charts. Results found will show and illustrate if the PDP within the university, is useful and a worthy programme to all students. The objectives to the report will be how beneficial/ unbeneficial a PDP is within university and if there are any other views that students would like to put forward confidentially. However, the results mainly outlined year one students; this would need to be re-evaluated to achieve an overall result from the whole university. Several programs of study had taken part, covering different academic years. 2. Literature Personal development planning (PDP) is defined as a structured and supported learning process by a person to enhance and reflect ones own goals, educational, personal and career developments. The approaches to learning that connect with planning include; intentions and achievements record and reflect, actions into goals, experiences reflecting evidence. A report in 1997 by Dearing recommended that students receive structured opportunities to become: • More aware of themselves; • More aware of how to learn; • More aware of how to improve personal performance; • Better able to cope with the transitions to their chosen careers. (Cottrell, 2003) The Dearing Report defined personal development planning as: A structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning and/or achievement and to plan for their personal education and career development. (Dearing, 1997) Universities are now
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