Feedback from Learners

A Second Cross-Canada Study of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition This study presents the views of adult learners about PLAR. The learners fall into two groups: those who participated in PLAR and those who received an orientation to PLAR but did not proceed with assessment. The authors synthesize these perspectives with a review of the […]

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Halifax Declaration for RPL

A Legacy from the Joint National Conference for Prior Learning and Quality Recognition – Building Canada’s Future Prosperity. A Call to Action! As part of this conference, several processes and activities were put in place to solicit the views of the conference participants and their ideas for a plan of action. The conference participant survey […]

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Brain Gain

In September 2001, the Conference Board of Canada (www.conferenceboard.ca) produced “Brain Gain – The Economic Benefits of Recognizing Learning and Learning Credentials in Canada” which stated that the recognition of learning would give Canadians an additional $4.1 billion-5.9 billion in income annually. Link

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PLA/PLAR Quality Audit

A self-assessment tool for comparing PLA services against national standards This PLA / PLAR Quality Audit will walk you through a three-step process. The result will be information that you can use to improve and promote your PLA / PLAR services and, hence, your training services. Or it can be information that you use to […]

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NALL – Various Projects and Resources

NALL (New Approaches to Lifelong Learning) NALL, as part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), under the leadership of Dr. David Livingstone, has done research on informal learning and PLAR between 1997 and 2001. NALL’s basic objectives are to document current relations between informal learning and formal/nonformal education, identify major social barriers […]

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