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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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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Transferable Trade Skills

Identifies, inventories and transfers a trades person skills A web based system for persons with trade skills that enables them to look at other trades where there skills can be applied. Skill charts (DACUMS) outline practical and knowledge skills required for each trade based on national standards. With over 79 trades and 7,000 skills identified […]

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Buyer Beware: Report on PLAR Policies and Procedures of Post-Secondary Educational Institutions in Canada

An initial ‘snap-shot’ web-based scan of post-secondary educational institutions policy and procedures related to PLAR to identify pan-Canadian benchmarks and provide information to prospective learners. As more individuals come to Canada with industry and workplace training and skills development, and as the culinary sector struggles to raise the bar of professionalism and safety in the […]

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Competency Portfolio Report

In November 2009, a group of key stakeholders from across Canada came together at the CAPLA Fall Focus in Toronto to discuss the concept of the competency portfolio as a learning management tool. The purpose of this paper is to share the knowledge brought forth in this session, to learn about current opportunities, identify key […]

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