The implementation of a successful PLAR process potentially involves many stakeholders in addition to the student. Some of these are policy makers, institutional administrators, employers, professional organizations, faculty members and PLAR personnel (advisors, assessors). Each of these stakeholders has something different to gain from PLAR. The assigned readings for this topic express various perspectives on the benefits of PLAR to different stakeholders.
Describe how PLAR benefits different stakeholders.
Learning Activities: After reading the assigned resources, imagine that you are considering implementing PLAR. For example, you might imagine that you are a teacher, an employer, a professional body or a community organization. Or you might use your own actual situation. Describe the situation and explain what the benefits of PLAR might be. Think in terms of immediate and long-term objectives.
- How many benefits were you able to identify?
- How many stakeholders did you include?
- Are the benefits you identified both long-term and short-term?
Workplace Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (2008/9). Benefits of RPL.