Personal Development Module (PDM)

The Personal Development Module (PDM) focuses on team building in order to share ideas through student-centered activities and discussions.

Semester One

A major theme in the first seven weeks is making informed decisions and understanding future study options.

Other Semester 1 PDM lesson content includes:

  • skills-based workshops
  • time management
  • teamwork
  • study skills
  • dealing with stress

PDM also focuses on practical strategies for dealing with examinations and assessments and how to utilize critical feedback effectively. In addition to study skills, conflict and gender relations are topics that are addressed in order to encourage self development and the discussion of issues students will face during university study.

PDM has no formal assessments; however, students learn about reflective writing early on and are required to write regular reflective entries based on the topics covered.

Semester Two

The Personal Development Module in Semester 2 focuses on developing self awareness and enriching qualities and skills towards becoming a well-rounded university student.

Topics explored include:

  • tolerance
  • cultural awareness
  • social responsibility mindset
  • extra-curricular activities

Assessments

PDM has no formal assessments; however, students learn about reflective writing early in semester 1 and are required to write regular reflective entries in both semester 1 and 2 based on the topics covered. These reflective writing pieces are used as informal assessments to offer students continued guidance.

 


 

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