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    Using the assessment of prior experiential learning in the context of employer engagement

    Walsh, Anita (2010) Using the assessment of prior experiential learning in the context of employer engagement. In: Tallantyre, F. and Kettle, J. and Smith, J. (eds.) Quality and Responding to Employer Needs: Demonstrator project reports. York, UK: Higher Education Academy.

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    The recognition and assessment of prior experiential learning has been part of the practice of higher education since the late 1980s, initially partly due to the activities of Norman Evans (1987, 1988, 1989) and the Learning from Experience Trust (see Appendix for details). However, interest in this area has been given a new impetus 8 Demonstrator projects by the current activities relating to employer engagement, because the ability to recognise learning that has taken place through experience is an important element in awarding credit for learning that takes place in the workplace. This guide is intended as a resource for those colleagues who are working in the area of employer engagement, and who are working with the integration of experiential learning into academic programmes. It draws on ways in which some institutions have met the academic challenges in this area, and demonstrates that experiential learning can be equivalent to learning that results from teaching within the university. The focus is on using quality assurance processes to ensure equity and consistency in the recognition of experiential learning that has taken place outside the institution. This work looks only at practice relating to the recognition of prior experiential learning and does not deal with the recognition of prior certificated learning. Those who are unfamiliar with the general area of assessment and recognition of prior learning, may find it helpful to revisit brief definitions and to be reminded of the difference between the two.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 10:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:13


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