Course Syllabus

PLA601: Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Development

Undergraduate Syllabus

Instructor & Contact Information

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Course Description

This course will help students learn the theory behind prior learning assessment and to develop a portfolio for prior learning assessment. Completion of this course enables the student to have up to 30 credits evaluated for prior learning assessment based on the portfolio developed in this course.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and describe the role of prior learning assessment in achieving their unique educational goals and those of adult learners in general
  2. Identify specific areas of competency which they have acquired through life learning experiences, both formal and informal
  3. Evaluate and choose specific college courses that align with their college‐level learning and competencies
  4. Identify and collect various forms of documentation that verify their learning competencies
  5. Write a learning narrative which demonstrates the context and nature of their learning using Kolb’s model of experiential learning
  6. Develop and organize a learning portfolio using the appropriate formatting and technology

Required Texts

Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes. 

  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (2012). Earn College Credit for What You Know (5 edition.). Chicago; Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing. ISBN: 978-0757596919. 232 pages.

Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: March 30, 2022

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