Teaching Essentials

Professional Development


PLAR-1200 RPL Foundation

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.

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Recognition of Prior Learning: Who is involved and how does it work?

What is RPL? Who is involved in the process and who conducts the assessments? What are the steps in the RPL process?

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International Credentials: Recognizing credentials for International Students and Internationally Educated Students

Does RRC Polytech 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?

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Exploring Transfer Credit: Recognizing equivalent post secondary education

Does RRC Polytech maintain a centralized transfer credit system? Is there a database of courses that have been accepted for credit?

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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. Find out about tools and resources for RPL and view sample RPL Resource Guides.

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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 Polytech 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.

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