Integrating personal development planning into the curriculum

Margaret Davis, Mike Mannion

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Employability means having three skill sets: traditional academic skills, enterprise and business skills and personal development skills. Personal development skills can be acquired through Personal Development Planning (PDP), a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement to plan for their personal, educational and career development. This paper reports the experiences of building and running a PDP structure in a degree programme curriculum, explains the status of the accredited PDP modules, and describes proposals for future development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Student Employability: Higher Education and Workforce Development
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2005


  • curriculum personal development planning (PDP)
  • personal development skills
  • personal development
  • educational development
  • career development


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