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Making Experience Count Ð University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

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Making Experience Count Ð University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Making Experience Count Ð University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) follows a centralised approach to the application of RPL- the universityÕs Lifelong Learning Academy is the focus for advice and guidance to students and staff on RPL. The Academy offers a module (credit rated 10 points at SCQF level 7) called ÔMaking Experience CountÕ, which provides information, advice and guidance to students wishing to make a RPL claim. The module helps students to make connections between learning they have already acquired through both formal and non-formal situations and the contribution this may make to future learning. By developing a clearer understanding of knowledge and skills already gained participants are able to use this to influence decisions about the direction they wish to take in terms of further learning, employment or community activity. The module aims to: 1. Promote recognition of strengths and skills gained through RPL to increase self-confidence and motivation, 2. Develop personal learning outcomes linked to prior learning and the SCQF level descriptors, 3. Provide evidence of learning and skills aligned to learning outcomes with particular reference to further study or personal and professional development.

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Type of Tool:

Dialogue or conversational methods , Declarative methods, Observations , Evidence extracted from work or other practice

Phases of Validations:

Identification, Documentation, Assessment

Areas of Interests:

Certification, Framework of Qualifications, Informal learning, Internal skills, Key Competences, Lifelong learning, Non-formal learning, Practical skills, Problem solving, Professional skills, Recognition, Self Assessment, Validation

VINA Target Group:

Validation institutions - Private, Planning validation / adults, Planning validation / institutions, Trainers / teachers supporting informal - non-formal learning

Definition of Tools:

A - Self Validation, C - Official Validation

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