The Development Of A Pdp

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A PDP is a tool that clearly indicates identified challenges (learning or development needs) in order of priority. Each competency in the PDP assessment informs specific outcomes with the help of this tool (Francis et al., 2014). I can easily monitor my progress towards my progress towards my set goals using the high competencies of my personal and professional skills to improve my areas of opportunities.
My PDP shown in table 1, highlights my competencies that needs to be achieved by July 2016. This is with most importance as improving these skill areas will reinforce the main objectives which is to achieve the target goal outlined. There are many variety of methods to access the outcomes of a PDP.
Rughani (2001) describes a range of techniques both subjective (e.g. reflective and self-evaluation) and objective (e.g. analysis of PACT). These can give different perspective on performance and can help at broaden the range of methods we employ.

Reflection
According to Lew and Schmidt (2011) the role of reflection in education has created an upsurge of interest amongst educators and researchers since Dewey’s 1991 ground-breaking work, which emphasized the positive roles that reflection might play in fostering students’ self-reflection, critical thinking, and in the demonstrable development of professional values or skills.
The definitions of self-reflection, though heterogeneous, are united in their advocacy to improve student learning. This refers to the processes that a
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