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Critically examine the theories that underpin the process of personal development planning and the role of self-reflection.

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  • Essay length: 1198 words
  • Submitted: 17/10/2003
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GCSE Psychology

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Critically examine the theories that underpin the process of personal development planning and the role of self-reflection.

Introduction

The review will focus on the theories that inform and contribute to the process of personal development planning (PDP) and how these theories encompass and relate to the personal aspect of self-reflection and progress.

What is the meaning of personal development planning.

The Quality Assurance Agency has defined personal development planning as

[A] structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development.

What does the PDP process involve.

Personal development planning involves an individual going through a certain process of continually developing and refining skills and constantly reflecting upon their own learning experiences. PDP can be developed to support coincided with academic, personal and career progression. The process of PDP includes looking at you own progression, enables an individual to assess their skills and recording these achievements.

Record of Achievements (RoA) has an important role within PDP, as this profile/recording progress provides the means for students to improve their skills through

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