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ERIC Number: EJ888568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0318-9090
Revisiting the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): A Reflective Inquiry into RPL Practice in Canada
Conrad, Dianne
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v34 n2 p89-110 Fall 2008
The recognition of prior learning (RPL/PLAR) has been on the margins of Canada's educational and economic scene for many years. A series of recent developments across Canada prompted this writer to reflect on whether a combination of forces may be moving RPL toward its "tipping point." In examining this possibility, the article situates the issue educationally, socially, and economically. A developing societal and educational trend is identified and the use of the portfolio as an appropriate response tool is considered. Concluding remarks highlight anticipated and existing areas of resistance to moving the RPL agenda forward. (Contains 1 figure and 2 endnotes.)
Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. c/o CAUCE Secretariat at Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, 475 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3, Canada. Tel: 306-966-5582; Fax: 306-966-5590; e-mail:; Web site:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada