ERIC Number: ED461716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Revolution of Experiences: Evolution of the Skills and Knowledge Profile. NALL Working Paper.
The Skills and Knowledge Profile (SKP) is a tool developed in Canada to document learning styles and strategies of adult learners. The instrument was developed as a systematic approach to capturing the learning styles of unemployed and employed adults across sectors. It is made up of these six sections: (1) Learning Access and Personal Information; (2) Personal Informal Learning; (3) Job-Related Informal Learning; (4) Non-Formal Courses and Workshops; (5) Future Learning Plans; and (6) Your Comments on the Profile. The SKP was created through action-based research using learners in a unionized factory, community-based women's employment program, and community-based literacy program. Volunteers at all three sites committed their time and efforts to filling out the SKP and then provided feedback on the clarity, usefulness, and ease of using the tool. Feedback has been incorporated into the SKP in a continuous process. The evaluation can be used by individuals to sort out their skills and to focus their efforts on a career path. The SKP is not only a tool, but also a reflection of a positive trend in adult education by which adult learners build on and share their own wealth of knowledge and skills. (This paper documents the evolution of the SKP from its inception in the spring of 1997 to the end of 1998.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Cognitive Style, Developed Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Experience, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Measurement, Measures (Individuals), Needs Assessment, Prior Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Experience, Student Placement, Test Construction, Work Experience
For full text: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/34revolution .htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. New Approaches to Lifelong Learning.; Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). National Literacy Secretariat.; Canadian Labour Force Development Board, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Community-Based Training and Education for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada