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Have We Got an Adult Education Model for PLAR? Paper presentation at the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASE) Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 31 - June 3, 2008
Introduction and problem Having recently reviewed the edited collection by Per Anderson and Judy Harris Re-theorising the Recognition of Prior Learning (2006, Leicester, UK: NIACE) I was left wondering what specifically ...
Must I Transform to Learn? High-stakes Portfolio Assessment at Athabasca University
In this presentation, we will examine the notion of transformation as it is experienced, or thought to be experienced, during the PLAR process. This discussion brings to the fore one of the tensions in PLAR practice that ...
Markers for Navigating the New Waters of Post-Secondary Education
Alberta’s post-secondary system is constantly changing, and students have more choice than ever before in choosing a post-secondary program. They also have increasing options for where their studies and previous experience ...
Exploring the Contribution of Mentoring to Knowledge Building in PLAR Practice
Through RPL’s process of intensive reflection, learners come to understand the nature of their past learning. In so doing, new knowledge – knowledge about their own learning histories and learning styles – is created. This ...