Personal Development Planning
This section includes details of past work QAA Scotland has carried out on Personal Development Planning (PDP).
Scottish PDP Institutional Development Programme (ScotPID)
QAA Scotland worked with HEA and CRA on the Scottish PDP Institutional Development Programme (ScotPID). This used a 'Change Academy' type approach, working with institutional teams on small projects.
Thirteen higher education institutions successfully submitted bids to participate in the programme and a number of these looked at the relationship between PDP and the development of graduate attributes.
The programme ran from October 2010 until September 2011 when a final report providing an overview of the ScotPID initiative was published.
The PDP Toolkit was designed to help all staff at all levels within institutions to consider, reflect and develop their strategies and policies for the implementation and enhancement of PDP. It achieved this by using a series of self-assessment questions (SAQs) which encourage reflection on the important issues in implementation and development.
The Toolkit was developed for QAA Scotland by Kirsty Miller, Jonathan Weyers, Stuart Cross, Lorraine Walsh and Eric Monaghan of the PDP Consultancy Team at the University of Dundee. In 2011, the Toolkit was extended to include reference to PDP within placement learning and work-based learning.
The Toolkit built on previous work on the Effective Learning Framework
Personal Development Plan (PDP) Toolkit by section