ERIC Number: ED196479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Student Guide To Receiving Credit for Lifelong Learning, Volume I.
Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.
Procedural descriptions, guidelines, and exercises are provided for use by Sinclair Community College (SCC) students in the compilation of personal portfolios which document learning through non-scholastic experiences and serve as formal applications for college credit in recognition of those experiences. The guidebook first discusses the Portfolio Development course offered by SCC as an aid to students and explains conditions for enrollment, expected course outcomes, the portfolio components, SCC's lifelong learning philosophy, the college's policy on awarding credit, and the personal insights that can be gained through portfolio development. The bulk of the guidebook describes five portfolio components and provides exercises in their development. These components are: (1) an outline of important events in the student's life; (2) a goals paper which delineates personal, career, and educational objectives; (3) a year-by-year record of experiences from high school graduation to the present; (4) a narrative describing out-of-college learning experiences and the competencies gained through them; and (5) the required documentation for each learning experience. Finally, the guidebook discusses the organization of these components within the portfolio and outlines the way in which the portfolio is used as a basis for the decision to grant or deny credit. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.