Recognition of prior learning as threshold: supporting transitions to formal learning

Eilidh Kane*

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The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process can be conceived as a threshold through which learners make the transition from informal to formal learning. This paper examines learners’ experiences following RPL and discusses the balance between flexibility (recognition of a wide range of learning) and structure (preparation for the university environment).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2017
EventInternational Higher Education
Teaching and Learning Conference
- University of the West of Scotland, Paisley
Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


ConferenceInternational Higher Education
Teaching and Learning Conference
Abbreviated titleHETL Conference


  • RPL
  • experiential learning

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