Provincial PLAR Links

British Columbia BCPLAN Advanced Education – Cached documents on PLA of use to instructors and practitioners produced by C2T2 before it was shut down – some of them are mostly of historical interest now like the annual reports, but others have enduring value. Manitoba www.plarinmanitoba.ca www.wplar.ca Nova Scotia Prior Learning Centre Nova Scotia Government Quebec […]

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Report on Foreign Qualifications Recognition and Alternative Careers

Research Report commissioned by the Best Practices and Thematic Task Team of the Foreign Qualification Recognition Working Group, Forum of Labour Market Ministers. This paper reports on research conducted on Foreign Qualifications Recognition and Alternative Careers in 2012–2013 for the Best Practices and Thematic Task Team (BPTT), a subcommittee of the Foreign Qualifications Recognition Working […]

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Learning

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by Dr. Alan Davis President and Vice-Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Posted at: http://blogs.kwantlen.ca/president/ Reprinted with permission This blog really is about the meeting of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning that I attended recently, which is very much a forum for the advancement of Prior Learning Assessment […]

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Earn College Credit for What You Know

(Fifth Edition) This is a print publication available for purchase from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). This publication encourages you to think about what you have learned in life, helps you to determine whether some of that learning may be appropriate for assessment for college credit, and explains how to go about […]

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UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning

The overall aim of these Guidelines is to propose principles and mechanisms that can assist Member States in developing or improving structures and procedures to recognise the outcomes of all forms of learning, particularly those of non-formal and informal learning. More specifically, the purposes are: to advocate for the importance of recognising the value of […]

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Assessing the Skills and Competencies of Internationally Trained Immigrants: A Manual for Regulatory Bodies, Employers and Other Stakeholders

Author(s): Susan Simosko ISBN: 978-0-9781782-1-5 This manual provides an overview of the five assessment methods commonly associated with PLAR and with competency-based assessment. These methods—self-assessments, written examinations, oral questioning, demonstrations and observations, and portfolios—are used by regulatory and licensing bodies, and by educational and training organizations, across Canada and around the world. The manual is […]

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