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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Beyond Academic Credentials: A 360 Degree Look at the Recognition of Prior Learning: Report of Outcomes

Helping Increase Assessment Capacity and Efficiencies Among Regulatory and other Stakeholder Bodies Outcomes paper from October 31, 2011 webinar as well as the November pre-conference titled “Creating the New Normal.” This project will clarify and describe a number of techniques used in the practice of competence-based assessment and prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR). With […]

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A Resource Manual for Competency Portfolio Development

Reflection, Research, Integration, Portfolio Completion The intended users of this manual are employment counsellors, literacy practitioners, professional academic advisors, and human resource professionals who assist clients in attaining work, educational or personal goals. In addition, agencies delivering the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) will have a particular interest in this manual. The TIOW initiative […]

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PLA Inside Out

PLA Inside Out (PLAIO) is the first scholarly online journal entirely devoted to the recognition of prior experiential learning. The goal of this electronic publication is to help anchor prior learning assessment (PLA) work as central to our thinking about teaching and learning, to support and recognize scholarly work in the field of prior learning […]

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Igniting the Power Within (Pt 3)

Essential Skills and Portfolios for Your Community Series: Igniting the Power Within – Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) By: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) Igniting the Power Within (ITPW) is a series of certification workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL), developed specifically for Aboriginal communities. This document, the third in a series of […]

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Igniting the Power Within (Pt 2)

Building Portfolios Certification for Advisors / Counsellors Series: Igniting the Power Within – Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) By: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) In 2004, a group of First Nation, Métis, and non-Aboriginal practitioners met to discuss how the nine Essentials Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) should be introduced and taught to Aboriginal communities […]

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