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ERIC Number: EJ854397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
Embedding Personal Development Planning into the Social Sciences
Slight, Audrey; Bloxham, Sue
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v2 n3 p191-206 Sep 2005
This article addresses a number of the theoretical and practical issues raised by using personal development planning (PDP) to enhance employability. It briefly discusses the background, rationale and evidence for PDP. It also considers the problems associated with policy implementation: the practicalities of embedding personal development planning into programmes of study, and the problems of curriculum fragmentation, student attitudes and integration with student services. This discussion is followed by the description and evaluation of an innovative third-year social science module designed to tackle these challenges. Finally, the authors provide some recommendations for the further development of PDP in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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