ERIC Number: ED339723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
The National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning. Proceedings (2nd, Princeton, New Jersey, June 4-7, 1990).
National Inst. on the Assessment of Experiential Learning, Trenton, NJ.
This document summarizes discussions held at a conference of the National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning, which is concerned with prior learning assessment (PLA), a process developed for awarding college-level credit for out-of-class experiences. The conference consisted of two tracks, beginning and advanced; this format allowed newcomers to the field of PLA to gain a solid foundation while those who were already involved participated in the advanced track. Topic sessions are summarized, with descriptions of the remarks of speakers and participants. The topics and primary speakers for each session for the general sessions were: (1) "A Philosophical Approach to Prior Learning Assessment" (U. Whitaker); (2) "The Practice of Prior Learning Assessment" (B. G. Sheckley); (3) "The History and Future of Prior Learning Assessment" (M. T. Keeton); and (4) "Prior Learning Assessment and Accreditation: Panel from the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education" (P. H. Mayhew, A. K. Lezberg, and G. Patton). For the beginning track, the topics and primary speakers were: (5) "Identifying Learning" (H. W. Cabell); (6) "Setting Up Policies and Procedures for a Prior Learning Assessment Program" (R. A. Craig); (7) "Selecting and Training Faculty Assessors" (R. A. Craig); and (8) "Documenting, Measuring and Evaluating Learning" (U. Whitaker). The advanced track topics and primary speakers were: (9) "Defining Critical Thinking Outcomes" (M. T. Keeton); (10) "Current Perspectives on Adult and Experiential Learning" (B. G. Sheckley); (11) "Prior Learning Assessment and Sponsored Learning" (U. Whitaker); (12) "The Transcription of Prior Learning Credit" (H. W. Cabell); (13) "Graduate Level Prior Learning Assessment" (U. Whitaker); and (14) "Summary" (M. T. Keeton). (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison State Coll., Trenton, NJ.; Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on the Assessment of Experiential Learning, Trenton, NJ.