28.05.2013
Practice
Special Edition: Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolio Practice

 From the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

 

The introduction of student Personal Development Planning (PDP) was the first attempt in UK Higher Education to implement a particular framework for enhancing and capturing student learning by sector wide agreement. In order to maintain and enhance practice in ways which ensure maximum efficacy, it is now essential to deepen our understanding of its impact on the student learning experience. 

National Action Research Network on Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolio Practice is managed by Sue Burkinshaw (University of Bolton), Dr John Peters, (NTF 2001), University of Worcester, and Rob Ward, Director of Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA) drawing on the expertise and network power of the CRA. 

The project brings together those at the forefront of PDP implementation across the Higher Education Sector. 

It directly engages practitioners from 16 HEIs to develop and build capacity for the robust research and evaluation of PDP for students in HE.