About PLAR Practitioners

“Recognition of prior learning can be applied to meet requirements of education and training programs; occupation and/or professional certification; labour market entry; and/or organizational and human resource capacity building.” —Malcolm Day and Paul Zakos, Developing Benchmarks for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition – Practitioner Perspectives, Guidelines for the Canadian PLAR Practitioner (2000) Thank you for […]

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Developing Benchmarks for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

The aim of the study was to develop and promote national benchmarks for those engaged in PLAR across Canada, in all sectors and communities.

The objectives of the study were to gain practitioner consensus on the development of benchmarks for PLA assessment across Canada; produce a guide to support the implementation of national benchmarks; make recommendations for the promotion of the national benchmarks and distribution of the guide; and investigate the feasibility of developing a system to confirm the competence of PLA practitioners, based on nationally agreed-upon benchmarks for practice.

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