ERIC Number: ED339724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
The National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning. Proceedings (1st, Trenton, New Jersey, July 16-20, 1989).
National Inst. on the Assessment of Experiential Learning, Trenton, NJ.
This document summarizes the National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning conference in July 1989, during which educators from the field of adult education met to discuss prior learning assessment (PLA), a process developed for awarding credit for college-level knowledge acquired outside the classroom. Some educators were exploring setting up a PLA program; others already had programs. Learning at the Institute occurred through lectures, discussions, simulations, role playing, games, and informal discussion. The topics presented at each session and the remarks of the principal speaker or discussion leader are summarized. The sessions and names of speakers or discussion leaders were: (1) "How Adults Learn through Experience" (P. Jacobs, L. Harvey, and S. Simosko); (2) "Identifying College-Level Learning" (U. Whitaker and H. W. Cabell); (3) "Documenting Learning" (U. Whitaker); (4) "Measuring Learning" (H. W. Cabell); (5) "Evaluating Learning" (S. Simosko); (6) "Selecting and Training Faculty Assessors" (L. S. Harvey and R. A. Craig); (7) "Marketing Prior Learning Assessment to Faculty, Administrators, and Potential Students" (R. A. Craig and S. Simosko); and (8) "Maintaining a Quality Program" (A. Mandell). (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.