2012 – Recognizing Learning Conference

Recognizing Learning, Skills and Competencies: Strengthening today’s workplace for a better tomorrow Website contains proceedings, program and other workshop links. English and French. October 21–23, 2012 Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia Website

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UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning: Critical success factors in applying them

To follow up the Belém Framework for Action adopted at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in 2009, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has taken the initiative to develop the UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation (RVA*) of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning. UNESCO’s broad agenda […]

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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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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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