Skills recognition and recognition of prior learning for workforce development: challenges and possibilities


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Author: Davies, Lisa


In this chapter, the terms 'skills recognition' and 'recognition of prior learning' are unravelled and some complexities involving the concept of competence are also examined. Current research in pedagogical and policy practice is considered and, more specifically, the role of adult educators who are skills recognition/recognition of prior learning assessors and trainers. The literature and a two-and-a-half year qualitative research project undertaken in Australian industry revealed that the use of skills recognition assessments to identify and formally recognise previously unrecognised...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Providers of education and training; Assessment

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Skill certification; Accreditation of prior learning; Competence; Capacity building; Trainers; Adult educators

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Singapore: Springer Singapore, 2014

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Pages: pp. 75-91

Related items: TD/TNC 114.1080

ISBN: 9789814560573 (print); 9789814560580 (online)

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 115.440

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