REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FOR UNDERGRADUATE CAREER PLANNING IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
This paper looks at reflective practice and personal development planning both from and academic and business point of view. As will be demonstrated, these skills are of fundamental importance to students wishing to pursue a career in the business world in order to properly reflect on their current practice and to further develop their knowledge and skills in a knowledge-economy based environment where human capital can be seen to be their most valuable asset. Firstly, the definition and process of reflective practice will be examined in both the academic and professional world. Personal development planning will then be examined in its relation to reflective practice and how it has already been implemented in the UK. Finally, we will look at how these processes and activities can be integrated into the academic environment.