Caretakers' experiences of RPL
2006 (English)In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 1363-6820, Vol. 58, no 2, 115-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 58, no 2, 115-133 p.
validering, yrkeskompetens, fastighetsskötare, recognition of prior learning, caretaker, vocational competence, validation
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34428Local ID: 21437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-34428DiVA: diva2:255276