Recognition and validation of learning and competence
This was just a brief overview on RPL in higher education especially in the UAS context, which has made more significant advances than research universities in not only recognizing and validating prior learning and competence but also in recognizing and validating competence acquired on the job during the studies (= "studification"). A variety of methods is now in use to demonstrate and validate competence ranging from presentations, role plays to portfolios etc. Traditional exams are hopefully not the only demonstration method as they fail to support the notion of competence, especially now that competence-based curricula have become the norm in UAS.
Collaborative workshops round 2
Thanks to the 3 remaining sub-teams for facilitating their workshop during which we were able to discuss and learn about topics such as copyrights, human rights and democracy, cultural diversity and discover or rediscover collaborative methods. All in all the workshops were engaging and informative. A couple of things to keep in mind for the future (more detailed feedback from your tutor) :
Time is the enemy: it is important to tackle scheduling in the planning phase and keep track of time during the implementation. Then again planning on one's feet shouldn't be ruled out if some activity doesn't work the way it was expected. Listen to your audience and be flexible !
Methods vs content. Does the method I chose match well enough the content I intend to teach or is there a discrepancy?
Feedback and feedforward: What exactly am I hoping to get when I collect feedback? What method am I going to use ? Did I reserve enough time for collecting feedback? If relevant, how will I act upon it in my next lesson /course?
Last but not least: evaluate the workshop together with your peer(s) and share the recipes and relevant materials on the Moodle General Discussion Forum as soon as possible.