Across Canada, there are people applying PLAR knowledge and skills in human resources, in community agencies, in professional associations and regulatory bodies and in academic settings. In Canada's 20-year history of developing and implementing a wide range of Prior Learning Assessment and Qualifications Recognition services, the field of practice and the role of the practitioners have been evolving.
Mohawk College, in partnership with RFL has developed an online resource for individuals currently applying PLAR knowledge and skills and for those interested in learning more. Information and links are provided about PLAR practitioner competencies, self-assessment of practitioner competencies, stories about practice and lessons learned as well as opportunities for self-improvement and interaction among PLAR practitioners and proponents.
We hope this will be the start of national discussions on PLAR Practitioner Competencies, and invite you to participate in feedback and discussion on the RFL Discussion Forum. Veterans and newcomers in the practice of PLAR can learn from each other. RFL welcomes all to share their learning from experience and engage in a dialogue to improve the practice of PLAR in their organizations and institutions.
Author(s): RecognitionForLearning.ca and Mohawk College