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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Heyns, Johanna Petronella
Email heyns@iafrica.com
URN etd-12062004-131217
Document Title Recognition of prior learning (RPL) : in search of a valid and sustainable mechanism for South Africa
Degree MEd (Curriculum Studies)
Department Curriculum Studies
Advisor Name Title
Prof S Howie
  • enabling environment
  • quality criteria
  • accountable practices
  • redress
  • legislative and regulatory framework
  • access
  • recognition of prior learning
  • experiential learning
  • practicability and sustainability
  • fit-for-purpose assessment instrument
Date 2004-04-23
Availability unrestricted
On its own, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is not a solution to either inequalities or unemployment, but it is an important strategy to address access to education and training for those previously excluded (SAQA, 2003a, p. 31)

This study deals with the search for valid and sustainable mechanisms for the implementation of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in South Africa. Some of the elements that facilitate implementation include stringent quality criteria and common benchmarks that build trust in the process and ensures the protection of the integrity of the system. In an education and training system, which is subject to intense change, RPL has an important contribution to make to the opening up of access to education and training for individuals previously denied the privilege.

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