Recognition of prior learning in promoting lifelong learning: a pedagogy of hope or a shattering of dreams?


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Author: Frick, B. L.; Albertyn, Ruth M.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an issue within the context of lifelong learning, given the (South African) issues of equity and redress, the international demands on adults to contribute to the knowledge economy, qualification inflation and increased competitiveness for knowledge workers. In the process of conscientisation and in an attempt to provide a pedagogy of hope, education could be seen by some as the panacea of all ills and RPL clearly needs to be handled with circumspection. RPL needs to be implemented ethically for it to be sustainable and to make a contribution to the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Lifelong learning; Higher education; Teaching and learning; Equity

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Education; Adult learning

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: University of South Africa Press for Higher Education South Africa, 2011

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Journal volume: 25

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2011

Pages: pp. 145-156

Related items: TD/TNC 105.237

ISSN: 1011-3487

Statement of responsibility: L. Frick and R. Albertyn

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 105.238

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