Exploring the transformative potential of recognition of prior informal learning for learners: A case study in Scotland

  • Julie Brown
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education, July 2015, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/0309877x.2015.1062850

Exploring the learner experience of RPL

What is it about?

This paper presents the findings of a research study exploring the learner experience of Recognition of Prior Learning

Why is it important?

To date there has been limited evidence on the learner experience of Recognition of Prior Learning.


Ms Julie Brown

Little is known or published on the learner experience of recogntion of prior learning (RPL). This article provides an indepth overview of the how transformative the RPL experience can be for some learners. There is a particular focus on how the RPL process can impact on the learner's identity and highlights a number of factors which impacts their identity.

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