In current research, the majority of people find difficult to balance their study and personal time and assess their development. University and educational organization pay more attention to assessment tools such as Personal Development Plan(PDP). PDP is a process of reflecting on identifying, learning, planning and reviewing. It is frequently used by University but rarely analyzed the benefits in details. The report presented here aims at analysis the benefits of PDP and evaluated PDP how to improve study. Data were collected from 25 students and five teachers through simple random impaling.
Data were organized and analyzed by graph and diagram. In the secondary research, the theories relate to PDP are referencing from the journal and essay which found from the library and Internet. Result indicate that PDP is a useful tool to study and to engage the PDP have many benefits that include self-awareness, efficiency and self-improvement. The results of this study recommend that if the university wants their students to enhance learning skills and planning skills and reflect their process to achieve better, PDP should be first introduced and used as a development tool.
Additionally, the students also can use PDP in order to clear and achieve their future plan. Contact 1 . Illumination 3 1. 1 Background 1. 2 Method 1. 3 Limitations 1. 4. Purpose 2. The natures of Personal development planning 4 3. Research Findings and results 5 3. 1 General research findings and analysis 3. 2 How PDP enhances learning? 3. 2. 1 Self-awareness 3. 2. 2 Efficiency 7 3. 2. 3 Self-improvement 8 4. Conclusion 9 5. Recommendations 10 Reference 11 Appendix 1: Research Plan 13 Appendix 2: 15 Appendix. 1 : Questionnaire Appendix. 2:The mythology of report 16 Appendix. :The Results of the Questionnaire 17 Appendix. :Theories related to 18 GHZ MEANING IM-14-0029 According to the University of Bath(n. D. ), personal development (PDP) defined as “a simple process of reflecting on your own learning, performance and achievements that helps you to plan your personal, educational and career development. ” Now, the PDP has been used by many University and educational organization as a strategic developmental tool. (Peter, 2013) The information used in this report was collected from 30 students studying in an undergraduate degree and five teachers from the educational organization through a reverent questionnaire.
This questionnaire of PDP include the multiply choices, rating scale and single text box. Date was analyzed by the graph and diagram. Except the teachers, the students may be not familiar with the POP. Therefore, in order to make sense for everyone, the survey not include professional questions of PDP. Additionally, a few samples may not perform a meaningful data. 1. 4. Purpose Plan is “a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something. “(Oxford Dictionaries, n. D. ) It encourages students to improve their organization skills and study efficiency.
However, it is difficult to identify how to plan and how to use plan to assess learning and development. Personal development plans can be used to solve these questions as a powerful tool. According to Boaster(201 1), PDP has been frequently implemented in University as a learning tool. Therefore, the purpose of this report is to investigate the benefits of PDP and how PDP improves the skills in order to better understanding the conditions for using a PDP in academic study. PDP includes a number of concepts that gives students opportunity to reflection, recording and planning.
It is a useful tool to guide students through assessing the achievement of objectives, on the light of their strong and weak points. As can be seen from the diagram(Wisdom, 201 2), PDP includes four processes that are “identify”, “plan”, “action record” and “reflection”. According to Sims(1983), Kola’s learning cycle includes “feeling’, “thinking’, “doing’ and ‘Wafting’. It can enhance students study. This theory has many influence to POP. Source: Wisdom, D. (2012). Steps to build Personal Development Plan. C] In the primary research, the chart indicated that except teachers, only a small argental of students have ever heard of PDP.
Furthermore, most of the people agree the plan can help their academic study and think planning has a positive influence on their life. However, just over 60% of people set plan for their study and nearly most of them were mentioned that it is slightly difficult to finish all tasks on the list. Therefore, it can be considered that most of the students are not used to plan and lack the planning skills. In the secondary research, a question that is whether can PDP help students improve planning skills was be focused.
According to Peter(2013), the most of students who have experience of PDP are more motivated in planning. Additionally, Pauline(2013), a professor from the University of Leeds, also make the point that PDP can help students plan more clearly. In conclusion, the general research shows that the PDP is a useful tool for academic study. This part will use the data from research to show three benefits of PDP and analysis how PDP enhance study in distinct benefits. 32. 1 Self-awareness The PDP is benefited to self-awareness development through self-directed learning.
Self-directed learning that is the first process of PDP is aim to promote students’ understanding of their personal goals. More specifically, PDP can help students to aware of their strength and weakness in the study in order to consuming time in unnecessary areas. The first graph shows that just over third of people aware their strength and weakness in study. This data may indicate that most of the students do not have enough selfsameness in their academic study. Therefore, if they not able to design the appropriate plan suitable for themselves, they may not achieve their goals efficiently.
Salaried et al, 2011) As the second graph shown, the majority of people believe that they will have a clearer understanding of their future goals if they have self-awareness. It is mean that the student can decide what is best for themselves and know what gaps they need to fill. Additionally, self- awareness help students find their suitable role in teamwork to achieve S personal value. In sum, self-awareness not only can help students to clear the direction but also identify their role in teamwork. Questions- Are you aware of your strength and weakness?
Yes No 20 NO Questions O- What are the benefits of understanding yourself? Planning easier Making the best decision increase efficiency Understanding futures 14 6 IM-14-DODD The PDP increase study efficiency through plan and action record process of PDP. In that process, students will start planning to achieve their goals and to record their progress. In other words, through planning and action record process student can supervise their improvements and require a positive attitude which may explore their talents(None& Will, 1993). Firstly, the majority of people think they will have a better time management if they are planning.
It can be considered that the students will identify the direction after they planning. Therefore, the students will understand tasks clearly and finish homework on time. Furthermore, as the bar chart shows that the most of students think they will be more motivated if they are planning. University of bath(n. D. ) also states that developing a PDP may arouse interest of students in their development. Although sometimes the coursework may difficult to finished, if the students understand the benefits and have an interest of the task, they will more incentive to implement action follow the plan.