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  • Pastoral and Academic Support through PDPStuart Cross

    PDP for advising

  • PDP in The Law SchoolFirst used 4 years agoEmbedded and assessed in a level 2 moduleLaw became involved in the Universitys SHEEN funded Employability and Professionalism project

  • SHEEN ProjectA small number of pilot projects were developedLaw developed the LEAP programmeThis integrated a range of existing activities and allowed us to trial PDP as a support mechanism for advising meetingsTrial ran for one yearKey lesson-too many templates

  • 2008-2009A revised approach building on LEAPFocus in levels 1-3 on transitions and advising meetingsLevel 4 linked to dissertation and supervision meetings

  • Level 1Standard entry through My DundeeBlackboard portalTwo templates each semesterBoth linked to timing of advising meetings

  • Level 1Level 1 templates included focus on personal as well as academic skillsGenerated some very frank comments and feedback

  • Level 2Greater reflective focus in relation to transition between years and preparedness for what lay ahead

  • Level 3Much greater emphasis on career issues and strategic issues for level 4 such as module and dissertation choices

  • Timing Issues

  • Lessons The linking of completion and sharing of templates with advising meetings was very effective for someA proportion of students simply did not engageCompletion % lower than when we used PDP as an embedded toolWorked best at levels 1 and 4

  • Next StepsLaw Society of Scotland is moving to a new competence based approach which will require a change in our curriculumWe will use a greater level of module level embedded PDPBUT retain key transition templates to coincide with advising meetings