AIM

Personal Development provides students with the skills to identify and evaluate their personal strengths and areas for improvement, and put in place the strategies for making positive career and life choices.

Recommended Lesson Duration

4x 45 Minute Lessons

   
Introduction

To be truly work-ready, students must recognise and understand their potential. The purpose of the 'Personal Development' module is to enhance students' understanding of themselves. It aims to provide them with the skills to evaluate their attitudes and identify their personal strength, and the strategies to build on areas for improvement. This module includes activities that will help students to develop an awareness of their own identity in order to make the career choices that best reflect their interests, values and goals; and prepare them to enter the workforce with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should:

  • Identify their personal strengths and personality traits, and understand how  these relate to successful life choices
  • Be aware of the personality traits most sought by employers
  • Recognise the core values that underlie their own choices and behaviours
  • Understand how core values impact on the function or dysfunction of the workplace
  • Promote a positive self-image through presentation, dress and body language
  • Understand the importance of a positive mindset in improving self-confidence
  • Project a positive attitude towards life, study and work
  • Initiate personal self-marketing strategies to enhance their employment prospects
  • Identify their preferred leaning style and effective SWOT strategies
  • Appreciate the benefits of volunteering in making a difference in other people's  lives and towards their own personal growth
  • Recognise networking opportunities
  • Evaluate constructive and destructive criticism, and effectively deal with both
  • Understand how to accept and offer constructive feedback
  • Set goals and the strategies to work towards these
Student Activities

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

CHILDHOOD DREAM CAREERS

RATE YOUR VALUES

CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT

PERSONAL VALUES

HOW POSITIVE ARE YOU ABOUT YOURSELF? (QUIZ)

YOUR POSITIVE QUALITIES

POSITIVE ATTITUDES

MY POSITIVE JOURNAL

CAN YOURSELF

WHAT LEARNING STYLE ARE YOU? (QUIZ)

VOLUNTEERING -

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK AND CRITICISM

LET'S START GOAL SETTING

SMART GOAL SETTING

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GENERAL CAPABILITIES TABLE

Personal Development Contents