Dr Christina Meredith

Dr Christina Meredith is a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and works as a freelance Business Psychologist. Christina is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Business School and has been teaching PDP using PebblePad since September 2008.

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Teaching Reflective Skills and PDP to International Students: How effective is the use of PebblePad?

The aim of this paper is to discuss a pilot study designed to enhance international postgraduate students’ reflective skills in their Personal Development Planning (PDP) as part of their master’s course. A cohort of students in a special module used an e-portfolio, PebblePad, to create an action plan and a webfolio as reflective assessments that recorded their learning achievements and career aspirations. The paper discusses some of the issues related to teaching PDP to international students, the author’s initial perceptions on the benefits of using PebblePad and examples from the anonymous feedback from students collected at the end of the module.

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