ERIC Number: ED361039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Credit for Lifelong Learning. Fourth Edition.
Mann, Carolyn M.
This guide to developing a prior learning portfolio was prepared to assist students in the Credit for Lifelong Learning Program (CLLP) at Sinclair Community College (SCC) in Dayton, Ohio, through the process of identifying college-level prior learning, matching their learning to specific courses, and articulating and documenting their learning. The first sections of the guide introduce SCC's Experience Based Education Department and Academic Credit Assessment Information Center and their functions; and provide an overview of portfolio development, including a discussion of the contents of a portfolio and the objectives of SCC's Portfolio Development course. The next sections detail the five main components of a portfolio: (1) the Chronological Record, a year-by-year accounting of activities since high school; (2) the Life History Paper, which examines important life events; (3) the Goals Paper, which describes personal, career, and educational goals; (4) the Narrative of Competencies, which provides concise statements of experiences and resulting learning; and (5) documentation of the learning experience supporting each competency described. Examples of each component are provided. In addition, a worksheet for educational planning and a separate section on describing and documenting an internship experience are provided. The next section explains how to assemble the portfolio, including a sample cover letter. Next, information is provided on how the portfolio will be evaluated and grades posted, and mechanisms for challenging a grade or filing a grievance related to course or internship credit are explained. A concluding section summarizes the process. An overview of services provided by SCC's Academic Credit Assessment Information Center, descriptions of special SCC degree programs, and 26 references are provided. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Course Content, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Lifelong Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Prior Learning, Program Descriptions, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Tichenor Publishing, P.O. Box 669, Bloomington, IN 47402-0669 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.