particular interest to
women, who have a
great variety of
experience in their
Experiential learning recognition identifies, evaluates and
validates the knowledge which has been obtained outside the classroom. It is a
concept based on equity as it takes into consideration that a person is the sum
of her experiences. It prevents discrimination against people who did not or
could not follow the traditional educational route. It can protect those who
have accumulated a lot of knowledge but are less eloquent in the enunciation of
that knowledge. Experiential learning recognition helps to facilitate a
person's entry into formal education or the labor market.
In the United States, the Council for the Advancement of
Experiential Learning (CAEL) has been the guiding source of information on this
subject. It has clarified the needs of various clienteles and developed
procedures for granting recognition. Its involvement has assisted in the
definition of more than 200 types of portfolios in the U.S. A portfolio is a
document through which experiential learning is evaluated in a concrete and
professional way. In Canada, Le Centre d'information et de recherche en
reconnaissance des acquis (CIRRAC) is undertaking similar work.
Portfolios are beginning to play an important role in adult
education. Many adults wish to return to school and to obtain a diploma but do
not want to repeat in the classroom what they have already learned
extra-institutionally. People who want to have access to a different line of
work or get a promotion or simply give a new direction to their lives can prove
their prior learning through a portfolio development course. In a course such
as this, the participants analyze what they consider to be the major learning
experience of their lives. This exercise also allows them to notice when
positive learning resulted from an experience which, at first, seemed quite
negative. Following this introspection, they are able to define their
potential, match their knowledge and skills to their goals, and present
evidence to support the claim that learning has occurred. The claim can then be
assessed by a college examiner or by a prospective employer.
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