The interpretation of a knowledge claim in the recognition of prior learning (RPL) and the impact of this on RPL practice


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Author: Graaf, Frederika de


The question addressed in this paper is: what does a knowledge claim consist of in the context of the recognition of prior learning (RPL)? The research comprises a case study of RPL applicants' entry into a postgraduate diploma (a fourth-year program) in project management. The focus is on the knowledge claims made as part of the RPL application by experienced project managers and leaders. Three different aspects of the knowledge claims are analysed: what the knowledge claim consists of; what the academic interpretation of the claims is; and how the interpretation of the claims impacts...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Higher education; Workforce development; Assessment

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Workplace learning

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2014

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Journal volume: 36

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2014

Pages: pp. 1-14

ISSN: 0158-037X, 1470-126X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 115.1072

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