BUILDING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH PORTFOLIO LEARNING IN PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION by ProQuest

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									BUILDING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH
PORTFOLIO LEARNING IN
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT
AND RECOGNITION

Dianne Conrad
Athabasca University



       It is important for academic credibility that the process of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR)
       keeps learning and knowledge as its foundational tenets. Doing so ensures PLAR’s recognition as a fertile
       ground for learners’ cognitive and personal growth. In many postsecondary venues, PLAR is often misunder-
       stood and confused with gate-keeping credit transfer protocols, and that level of misuse is potentially exacer-
       bated by 
								
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