Recognizing the Prior Learning of Immigrants to Canada

Moving Towards Consistency and Excellence The study clarifies and articulates the process of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and identifies some exemplary practices in which it is used. It provides national research to: examine promising joint models of PLAR/QR systems (defined as RPL); and to identify organizations that offered exemplary RPL systems for foreign trained […]

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PLA and Internationally Trained Medical Laboratory Technologists

Capstone Report prepared for CAPLA and CSMLS The Canadian Society for Medical laboratory Science (CSMLS) is the national certification body for medical laboratory technologists (MLTs). The CSMLS develops and administers entry-level certification examinations for medical laboratory technology in 3 disciplines; General Medical Laboratory Technology, Clinical Genetics, and Diagnostic Cytology. In an effort to partially address […]

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PLAR and HR Presentation to MPLAN

PowerPoint presention demonstrating the relationship between PLAR and Human Resource Management practices Ken Kowalski, IPMA-CP in Winnipeg Manitoba presented to MPLAN (Manitoba Prior Learning Assessment Network) in September of 2006. He shared his insight on the relationship between PLAR and HR Management, and how PLAR needs to become an essential component of the HR practice […]

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ESPORT – Essential Skills Portfolio

ESPORT is an Essential Skills assessment and planning tool to help people document their readiness for entry level occupations. ESPORT, with PLATO, offers a supported learning program tailored to the occupation you choose. Development Date: 2006 Website

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Research Network for The Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning in the New Economy: National and Case Study Perspectives

WALL (Work and Lifelong Learning) Awarded a $3 million grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), a grant complementing work begun by the NALL (New Approaches to Lifelong Learning) research network, WALL is a part of the Initiative for the New Economy (INE), which aims to help Canadians understand and […]

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PLAR State of the Field Review

A state of the field review commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning reveals a lack of research on Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and a lack of information hindering the widespread PLAR uptake for learners who could benefit from PLAR in secondary, post-secondary and work settings. Development Date: December 2005 Author(s): Dr. Christine […]

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