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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Evaluating Learning Beyond Academic Credentials: A 360-degree Look at the Recognition of Prior Learning

Determining the competencies of an individual requires careful consideration of the person’s knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. Regulatory bodies, certification organizations and universities frequently rely on the evaluation of credentials to determine the level of immigrants’ competence. Increasingly, however, organizations realize that credentials alone do not—perhaps cannotprovide an adequate reflection of what an individual has […]

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The IPLAN (International Prior Learning Assessment Network) Canada-Australia exchange on RPL Practitioner competencies and assessment

In this webinar you will learn about: Canada: CAPLA’s work related to RPL Practitioner competencies, the RPL Standards Working Group and efforts to encourage national standards, identify related training, and consider options for recognition of competent RPL practitioners (assessors, advisors and system facilitators). Development requirements and possible routes for the recognition of competency of individual […]

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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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