Comparing recognition of prior learning (RPL) across countries


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Author: Bohlinger, Sandra


The core idea of RPL (recognition of prior learning) is to promote, to make visible and to make full use of the entire scope of learning results and (work) experience gained by an individual over the lifespan and irrespective of where, when and how the learning took place. This contribution aims at reviewing, comparing and contrasting policies and practices of prior learning, its assessment and recognition across 10 countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. It starts with the emergence of RPL in the light of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Pathways; Research; Assessment; Teaching and learning; Policy

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Comparative analysis; Educational practice; Competence

Geographic subjects: Australia; Austria; Canada; France; Germany; Ireland; Netherlands; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; Oceania; Europe; North America

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, 2016

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Pages: pp. 589-606

Related items: TD/TNC 126.750

ISBN: 9783319417110; 9783319417134 (eBook)

ISSN: 2213-221X (online), 1871-3041

The monograph from which this chapter is taken is indexed at TD/TNC 126.750.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 126.776

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