Prior Learning Assessment

Quality Assurance in PLAR: A Guide for Institutions - Volume 2 (2007)

This document grew out of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education. It offers practical ideas for post-secondary institutions and individual faculty members on how they can improve PLAR quality assurance measures.

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2012-09-24

Quality Assurance in PLAR: Issues and Strategies for Post-secondary Institutions – Volume 1 (2007)

This document is part of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education. The research included literature reviews, interviews with quality assurance experts at the partner institutions, focus groups with adult learners, and individual interviews with internationally educated professionals who had experienced PLAR.

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2012-09-17

State of the Field Review: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) (2006)

Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is the practice of acknowledging the information, skills, and understanding that adult learners have gained through paths other than formal education.

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2012-09-12

Who Does What in Foreign Credential Recognition (2010)

An Overview of Credentialing Programs and Services in Canada

This document provides an overview of Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR), which is the process of verifying education, training and job experience obtained in another country and comparing it to the standards established for Canadian professionals.

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2012-09-06

Understanding PLAR as an asset-based approach to increase participation in adult learning (2009)

Perspectives from users, service providers and stakeholders

This research report examines the potential of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) to broaden the participation of adults in lifelong learning, particularly those adults who are underrepresented in existing learning activities.

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2012-09-04

Igniting the Power Within: Level 4 Curriculum (2011)

Celebrating Our Voice

This is the curriculum for the last in a series of four workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) for Aboriginal communities, developed through a program called Igniting the Power Within (ITPW).

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2012-04-30

Igniting the Power Within: Level 3 Curriculum (2011)

Essential Skills and Portfolios for Your Community

Igniting the Power Within (ITPW) is a series of certification workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL), developed specifically for Aboriginal communities.

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2012-04-24

Igniting the Power Within: Level 1 Curriculum (2011)

Essential Skills and RPL Certification for Advisors/Counsellors

Igniting the Power Within (ITPW) is a series of certification workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) for Aboriginal communities.

This document, the first in a series of four, is the curriculum for a two-day workshop for advisers and counsellors who want to plan and implement ITPW certification training in their communities.

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2012-04-17

Igniting the Power Within: Level 2 Curriculum (2011)

Building Portfolios Certification for Advisors/Counsellors

In 2004, a group of First Nation, Métis, and non-Aboriginal practitioners met to discuss how the nine Essentials Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) should be introduced and taught to Aboriginal communities in Manitoba. This meeting eventually resulted in the development of a four-level certification program called Igniting the Power Within (ITPW).

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2012-04-10

Achieving Our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the status of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) across Canada. As well, it includes suggestions about what is needed in order for employers, post-secondary institutions, and government to recognize and value experiential and informal learning.

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2012-02-22

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