Researching the recognition of prior learning: international perspectives


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Author: Harris, Judy; Breier, Mignonne; Wihak, Christine


A rapidly developing approach around the world, the recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the practice of acknowledging the knowledge and skills that people have acquired formally, non-formally and informally, through work and life experience, training programs, community activities as well as through unaccredited periods of formal learning. It is used in post-secondary education and training contexts for admissions and/or advanced standing, as well as in workforce development and for occupational and professional certification. Since the mid-1990s, many governments around the world...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Research

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Research needs; Accreditation of prior learning; OECD country

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Canada; Sweden; Australia; Oceania; North America; Europe; United States; South Africa; Africa

Published: Leicester, England: NIACE, 2011

Physical description: xiv, 344 p.

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Conference number: 1st

Date: 2009

Place: Kamloops, British Columbia

ISBN: 9781862014602 (print); 9781862014985 (ePub); 9781862014992 (AER); 9781862015005 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Judy Harris, Mignonne Breier and Christine Wihak.

Resource type: Edited book

Document number: TD/TNC 105.476

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