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ERIC Number: EJ949037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
PLA-Based Curriculum: Humanistic Model of Higher Education
Popova-Gonci, Viktoria; Tobol, Amy Ruth
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v59 n3 p175-177 2011
The authors believe that there is no inherent academic validity or lack of thereof in the notion of prior learning assessment (PLA)-based curriculum. If mishandled, it can become the tool for carrying out diploma mill practices. Conversely, if implemented and facilitated appropriately, PLA-based curricula can offer humanistic educational values that recognize and support educational needs of nontraditional students. PLA-based curriculum is most successful in accomplishing the goal of honoring college-level learning that mature adults bring to an undergraduate education. The features of the PLA process are compatible with and enhance a humanistic approach to education. In this article, the authors discuss PLA as a learning process and not as mere assessment of learning. Potential PLA pitfalls are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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