RPL Professional Development

1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Who is involved and how does it work?
Please join us to learn more about RPL at RRC. What is RPL? Who is involved in the process and who conducts the assessments? What are the steps in the RPL process?

2. International Credentials

Recognizing credentials for International Students and Internationally Educated Students
Does RRC assess international credentials? What documents are required and how does the assessment process work? Are there differences when the student is in Canada on a Student Visa? Please join us to explore the International Credential process.

3. Exploring Transfer Credit

Recognizing equivalent post secondary education
Does RRC maintain a centralized transfer credit system? Is there a database of courses that have been accepted for credit? Hannah Gifford, International Credential and Transfer Credit Officer will guide us through RRC’s Transfer Credit process.

4. RPL is Great – but Not for My Course!

If my course has learning outcomes – is it RPL ready?
Do you have students asking about RPL for your course? If your learning outcomes are well developed and are aligned with your assessment practices the next step may be to develop a RPL Resource Guide. Please join us to learn about tools and resources for RPL and to view sample RPL Resource Guides.

5. Sharing RPL challenges and successes

What’s working and what needs further attention?
Please join us for a facilitated discussion about RPL processes and practices in RRC programs. Along the RPL continuum there are programs with well established RPL processes as well as programs seeking information and advice to incorporate RPL for the first time. Please share in a RPL discussion of what’s working and what needs further attention.

PLAR-1200 RPL Foundation

Course Description

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and skill to effectively implement RPL. Learn about basic principles of RPL; how to develop learning outcomes, sound assessment practices, the portfolio and other methods of assessment; the role of the Advisor, Assessor and Facilitator and how to put RPL into context for development of a credible system. This course was formerly RPL-1000 RPL Foundation.

Course Dates and Fees

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RPL activity occurs in Manitoba, across Canada and throughout many countries world wide.

Websites for local, provincial, national and international RPL networks, qualifications frameworks and professional organizations are provided. Red River College has current memberships in MPLAN, CAPLA and CAEL.

  • Handbook of the Recognition of Prior Learning Research into Practice, ED: Dr. Judy Harris, Wihak C and Van Kleef (J), 2014
  • Assessing Learning: Standards, Principles, and Procedures.  Urban Whitaker 1989 Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Second Edition: Fiddler M., Marienau C.; Whitaker U., 2006
  • Assessing Learning-- A CAEL Handbook for Faculty. Susan Simosko. 1988 CAEL.
  • Applying APL Principles in Flexible Assessment: A Practical Guide.  Susan Simosko & Cathy Cook.  1996  Kogan Page Ltd.
  • Experiential Learning Around the World- Employability and the Global Economy. Edited by Norman Evans. 2000  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.