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ERIC Number: EJ874279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
A Scaled-Up Model of AP(E)L for Sectoral Professionalisation: Lessons from the 2005 Valex Pilot Project (Dublin)
Murphy, Anne
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p26-39 2007
This paper outlines the policy and pedagogical outcomes of an AP(E)L Pilot Project in the social care sector undertaken as an element of the 2003-2005 Socrates-Grundtvig Research Project: VaLEx Valuing Learning from Experience, by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and the Open Training College (OTC). It deals with the experiences of the two providers in taking a scaled-up rather than an individualistic approach and considers the evaluation feedback from participants, facilitators/accompaniers and assessors. The paper recommends that accreditation for prior experiential learning AP(E)L / recognition of prior learning RPL could be managed more effectively and efficiently by linking it with pedagogies of work-based learning for professional development in communities of practice. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland (Dublin)