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ERIC Number: EJ1165163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
The Significance of the Learner Profile in Recognition of Prior Learning
Snyman, Marici; van den Berg, Geesje
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v68 n1 p24-40 Feb 2018
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is based on the principle that valuable learning, worthy of recognition, takes place outside formal education. In the context of higher education, legislation provides an enabling framework for the implementation of RPL. However, RPL will only gain its rightful position if it can ensure the RPL candidates' success. Hence, the purpose of this study is to describe the significance of the learner profile of candidates. In this study, empirical research was conducted, which entailed the analysis of RPL candidates' life stories as narratives. The findings illuminated specific characteristics of RPL candidates in terms of personal attributes, learning contexts, knowledge, and skills gained through a process of personal development. The conclusion is that this calls for an RPL approach that explicitly considers the significance of the profile at learner, practitioner, and institutional level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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