Adult learning and recognition of prior learning: The 'white elephant' in Australian universities

Fox, Tricia A. (2005) Adult learning and recognition of prior learning: The 'white elephant' in Australian universities. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 54(3), pp. 352-370.

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Adult learners are being attracted to university programs based on the granting of either academic credit or the recognition of prior learning (RPL). Typically, this attraction is being aligned to fast-tracking degree attainment or student cost effectiveness. It appears from the literature that there are varied interpretations and application of RPL within Australian universities. This can be problematic for adult learners with diverse experiences and expectations. Given the uniqueness of university learning, the future political changes to occur in Australian universities, and the problems RPL adult learners experience in university learning it is timely for Australian universities to establish RPL practices that are transparent and consistent.

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ID Code: 9738
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: HERN
ISSN: 1035-0462
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Adult Learning Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:56

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