Personal development tools: for education and career planning* to find your element


What it does

This is a free to use prototype online web-application. It provides Personal development tools for personal exploration, reflection, planning and coaching. Providing the user/student a framework to record and develop plans to clarify their own ideas, and for Coaches or Mentors to offer targeted inline feedback. Although the tools can be used in a variety of ways it focuses on two areas: Education planning (Learning) Strand 1 and Career planning (Work) Strand 2. pPlan is a personal tool to aid decision making when developing your own strategies and is intended to support the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance as shown here

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Example: Summary view

Summarising your: values, interests, strengths, abilities, goals and depth of planning - creating a portrait for your reflection and sharing with others to get the conversation started.

Sometimes one conversation can change your career path or (educational) plans...!
Note, this is the page with button to create new goals.

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Example: Dashboard

  1. Where you can click to edit your goals or :
    • put them in order (prioritise)
    • archive when complete (or un-archive)
  2. If you are a coach/tutor/mentor you can access your coahees Summary and planning views...
  3. Request assignment of Coaches and/or Coachees
  4. ...

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Example: User profile

From the profile page you can

  • Update & add additional email addresses
  • Add & update names
  • Add your age range, organisation...
  • Current educational stage/year etc.

See system overview D below for more info

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Example: Answering one of questionnaires

Responses should reflect what you currently think, how you feel, and behave...

See system overview B below for more info

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Example: Setting a goal

With selectable options:
Goal type: Combined educational & career, Educational, Career, Personal, Shared objective
Job-sectors (22 from, Education providers (134 most Universities in England)

See system overview A &  F below for more info

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Example: Goal with plans view

The image above shows 2 plans with one feedback comment each & the goal also has one comment

The SMART stats table supports identifying weaknesses in plans. i.e. how will you measure success?
[Specific, Measurable, Achievable (with-action-steps) ,Realistic (& relevant), Time-bound]

S M A R T Resour...

Note, this is the page with button to create new SMART plans

See system overview A &  F below for more info

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Example: Changing your questionnaire responses

All questionnaire responses can be updated at any time. Also an any questions not answered can be answered at a later date. The idea is that your information (including your Summary) best reflects you now.

iAutor System overview

This apps goal is that:
your input and engagement with: A - E, along with feedback [ SP + AI   ] supports achieving your goals and improves self-awareness
B Questionnaires (psychological instruments)

Personality test, Character strengths +Inventories:
1. Values
2. Interests
3. Abilities

A Goal setting & planning tool

Set broad goals and 1 or many SMART action plans which can all receive inline feedback F

C Entries: Personal journal, supporting information & analysis

Description of current situation, SWOT

D Profile & external tools
E online course - curriculum links/ integration

Course about and for your...

V Views: Goal-with-plans, Summary, Grid-Mapped planning , Profile, Dashboard ...
Requesting & Assigning me SuPport SP - support roles may include: coaches, family, mentors, teachers, friends, tutors
F Feedback from supporting roles on A B C D & any direct communication
Computer feedback based on statistical analysis & ML AI  
Click for a more comprehensive overview

The planning tool A

See the pPlan course for more details (top nav)

Planning tool A step-by-step user guide

The step-by-step user guide provides more details of how the tool works and includes how you login...→ link to user guide in page footer , for a general overview of the tool see the screenshots in this post and the list below:

With pPlan you can :
  1. Define your Current Situation
  2. Imagine and record your Ideal Situation(s)
  3. Create and link SMART Plans to help achieve and think about your ideal situations (2.)
  4. Get feedback from Mentors: On your pPlan Dashboard you can request
    for other registered pPlan users (who you know already) to be your Mentor/Mentee to enable their feedback
  5. The above artefacts are organsised on the users (planning) Board (other analogies: pin board or kanban board)
  6. To any of the Artefacts (1-3) you create, you can include a hyper link to an image/file/CV/website etc.
  7. Please complete the survey → link under "About" in the top navigation