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A Student-Centered Personalised Learning Space for Employability

Brooks, Ruth and McKinna, A. (2011) A Student-Centered Personalised Learning Space for Employability. In: Paper presentations of the 2010 University of Huddersfield Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 91-97.

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In 2009 a pilot project was undertaken to develop and enhance Personal Development Planning (PDP) and employability skills amongst final year undergraduates on the BA Business Management degree. Developed in conjunction with students, the Careers and Employability service and the Academic Skills unit, a Personal Development and Employability Workbook was generated. Student learning from this tool was embedded, through the creation of an e-portfolio, in the campus-wide Blackboard VLE system.
Based on initial findings, the project team has researched a number of pedagogical issues to support student engagement with the process, developing a reflective practice model identifying key stages in the cycle. The model’s aim is to encourage and challenge students to critically evaluate their personal skills and abilities, support their independent learning and academic progression on the course, as well as assisting with the first steps in their career.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: employability; skills; e-portfolio; pdp; career planning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Schools: Teaching and Learning Institute
Huddersfield Business School
Huddersfield Business School > Business Education Research Group
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2011 17:33
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 21:39


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