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ERIC Number: EJ857043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Personal Development Planning in Initial Teacher Training: A Case Study from Post-Compulsory Education
Thompson, Ron; Hallwood, Linda; Clements, Christine; Rivron, Helen
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v14 n3 p269-285 Sep 2009
This paper provides a case study of personal development planning (PDP) within an initial teacher training course for the post-compulsory sector, delivered through a large consortium in the north of England. The paper reviews conceptual and empirical studies of PDP in higher education and reports on the practice and perceptions of students and tutors in the light of these studies. The paper finds that PDP is often a negative experience and that difficulty and frustration are associated with the requirement to re-contextualise, for the purposes of external audit, practices occurring organically but less visibly elsewhere in the course. The importance of issues relating to resources, assessment and ownership of PDP processes is highlighted, but the paper concludes that conceptual and ideological difficulties imply that requirements for "individual learning plans" and "personal development records" for trainee teachers may be inescapably problematic. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)