Define personal development Planning
What is Personal Development Planning (PDP)?
The four key ingredients for students' personal development planning in HE are:
- planning (individual students setting goals for learning and development);
- experiences (that are selected to achieve goals);
- recording (of the thoughts, ideas and experiences that make up learning);
- reflecting (review and evaluation of the process and products of learning, and revision of goals).
In their guidelines for Personal Development Planning, the QAA define PDP as: "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." It is expected that all UK HE institutions provide opportunities and support for PDP within and outside of the curriculum, although the ultimate responsibility for deriving benefit from PDP rests with individual learners.