'GENERIC VS. SPECIFIC': USING AN EPORTFOLIO FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (PDP)

Essentially PDP is a process that involves critical reflection, planning, implementing and evaluating activities.
Originally articulated in the Guidelines for HE progress files, the purpose of the PDP is to encourage students to learn to develop themselves and to plan for the future by becoming more aware of their capabilities and the opportunities around them. The PDP framework comprises three overlapping ‘spheres of students learning: Personal, Academic and Career & employability.
According to the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency, 2001) all students in HE should be offered the opportunity to engage in PDP during their studies.
Relevant research and studies on the field have stressed the suitability of using an ePortfolio to develop and support PDP in higher education. A significant number of institutions in the UK have already adopted ePortfolios to implement PDP, within this context most institutions have chosen to use generic ePortfolios for their PDP.
“Generic portfolios” mean that they are designed to be used in a variety of educational settings. On the contrary this paper presents a pilot with an PDP specific ePortfolio, an adaptation from the ePortfolio EPOS. That means that this ePortfolio has been tailored to match specifically the main functions of PDP, which are: “Identifying, planning, recording, reviewing”. The use of this unique ePortfolio will provide a significant contribution to the current debate around using PDP in HE and also to ePortfolios research.

Referent/in - Presenter/s

  • Dr. Maria Luisa Perez Cavana (The Open University, United Kingdom)
  • Sue Lowe (The Open University, United Kingdom)

Zeit / Time

  • Samstag / Saturday, 25. Februar 2017
  • 12:30 - 13:05 Uhr

Raum / Room

GW2 B3.010

Sprache / Language

Englisch / English