ERIC Number: ED459866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition at SIAST.
Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
This guide describes the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology's (SIAST's) (Canada) Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program. PLAR is an evaluation through a valid and reliable process of the knowledge and skills a student has learned through previous education, training, or experience, to determine the equivalency for credit to a SIAST course. PLAR contributes to the efficiency of the educational system through efforts to eliminate redundant training for individuals who have developed skill and knowledge elsewhere. The SIAST Prior Learning Assessment Committee monitors, reviews, and revises SIAST-wide PLAR policies with a goal to: (1) make SIAST more accessible to adult learners; (2) facilitate the development of learners' educational goals and plans; and (3) increase efficiency through the reduction of redundant education or training. Applicants for PLAR credit must complete an application, pay application and tuition fees, develop an action plan, compile and document evidence of prior learning, complete a self-audit, and meet with an advisor before an assessor evaluates the applicant's challenge. The evaluator is usually the instructor for the course for which credit is sought. This evaluator, along with a program advisor, a PLAR committee member, and the student, decides the appropriate level of structure for the challenge, and selects the evaluation method. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
Identifiers - Location: Canada