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Caretakers' experiences of RPL
Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1194-9708
2006 (English)In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 1363-6820, Vol. 58, no 2, 115-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

En fenomenografisk studie av hur en grupp fastighetsskötare uppfattar fenomenet validering, och vad en valideringsprocess ger dem i termer av lärande och annat utfall. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) involves an idea of -making learning visible--of valuing knowledge irrespective of how, when and where it is learnt. This is a phenomenographic analysis of how a group of caretakers from a Swedish property management company experience participation in an RPL initiative focusing on their vocational competence. The results show how RPL is experienced in various ways by the caretakers-as an opportunity for personal development, as a matter of assessment and control, or as -only scratching the surface-. The process is also experienced in different ways in terms of learning-with a focus on prior learning or new learning, or even no learning. Other benefits of RPL are described in terms of exchange value or personal development. The results are integrated in a model where the relationship between the individual and the RPL process is a developmental, a credit-exchange or a critical relation.

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2006. Vol. 58, no 2, 115-133 p.
Keyword [en]
validering, yrkeskompetens, fastighetsskötare, recognition of prior learning, caretaker, vocational competence, validation
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34428Local ID: 21437OAI: diva2:255276
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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