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RPL Policy FAQ (DRAFT) February, 2011 FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK
 

Summary: RPL Policy FAQ (DRAFT) February, 2011
FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS
What is PLAR/RPL?
"Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a systematic process which uses a variety
of tools to help learners reflect on identify, articulate and demonstrate learning for the purpose
of gaining recognition by educational institutions, workplaces, credentialing organizations,
regulatory bodies and others." (Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment - CAPLA,
http://recognitionforlearning.ca/practitioner/aboutPLAR.php).
"The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process - also referred to as Prior Learning Assessment
and Recognition or PLAR - is designed for people who have acquired significant knowledge and
skills outside formal university classrooms. RPL or PLAR or PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) is a
"process of identifying, assessing and recognizing what a person knows and can do for the
purpose of awarding academic credit". (Canadian Labour Force Development Board, 1999). In
some cases skills training and personal and professional development, which has not led to a
degree, certificate or diploma, can be recognized through RPL." (www.uregina.ca/rpl)
"Learning does not always take place in the classroom: it also happens on the job, at home, and
in the community. The recognition of prior learning is a reliable process that takes into
consideration ALL learning by examining what a person knows and can do. This learning

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics