ERIC Number: ED213664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Validating and Crediting Experiential Learning: The Saint Joseph's Way.
Savitz, Fred R.; DiSibio, Robert A.
The University College of Saint Joseph's University (Pennsylvania) has developed the Experiential Learning Assessment Program (ELAP) which is designed for University College students who wish to apply to and be assessed for college credits gained through experiential learning. The need for such a program was recognized when Archdiocesan teachers, who had received initial training at the University College, found themselves, according to state education department standards, deficient in coursework. On their return to the university, the parochial school teachers contended that their skills and experience made the completion of education courses redundant. To receive credit for prior (experiential) learning, students must be enrolled at a University College program. If the pre-assessment interview determines that the ELAP is an appropriate alternative, the student applies for assessment of prior learning competencies. A faculty member acts as assessor and works with the candidate to establish the ELAP Review and Agreement Contract. This documents the proposed methods for examining the competencies of the candidate in each subject area. Upon the completion of the contract and payment of assessment fees, the actual assessment procedure begins. Evaluation techniques may be written or oral examination, performance test, or product evaluation. The evaluation results are documented in an ELAP Credit Report Recommendation. Appended are samples of the forms used in the ELAP process and a schematic representation of ELAP. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Josephs University PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Houston, TX, February 17-20, 1982).