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Document Type Doctoral Thesis
Author Moore, Alrika
URN etd-03162006-160045
Document Title Recognition of prior learning in a contemporary South African context : a non-formal educational approach
Degree PhD (Non-Formal Education)
Department Psycho- and Sociopedagogics
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof L van Rooyen Committee Chair
Keywords
  • continuing education
  • adult education
  • national qualification framework (South Africa)
  • accreditation (education) South Africa
Date 2000-09-01
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a systematic process to accredit learning gained outside formal educational institutions, by assessing relevant learning against the standards required by a specific field of learning or course. RPL recognises what individuals know or can do before undertaking a course of study, wherever or however they may have acquired their knowledge or skills. It includes testing, or various other techniques of assessment which may include compiling a profile or a portfolio of learning and/or experience. RPL in South Africa can be seen as a mechanism to accelerate the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities. RPL can empower individuals, it can provide a skill focus for employers and can assist in economic and social development.

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