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A management model for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) at the university of South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe, H. M. (Hester Maria)
dc.contributor.author Janakk, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T09:41:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T09:41:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.date.submitted 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Janakk, Lisa (2011) A management model for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) at the university of South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5801> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5801
dc.description.abstract This study explored the implementation of the recognition of prior learning (RPL) at Unisa by investigating the strengths and weaknesses of the RPL methodology, instruments and processes when taking students through the RPL process. The successes and challenges experienced by the RPL academic advisors and the academic assessors were determined and guidelines provided for the effective implementation of RPL at Unisa. The empirical research design was exploratory within a qualitative framework employing participant observation, focus group interviewing, individual interviewing and the distribution of questionnaires that consisted of open-ended questions. The research sample comprised 26 purposefully selected participants. With regard to the research findings, the challenges include a lack of administrative support, a lack of support from top management and the academic staff, and a lack of communication between management and the RPL department. The strength of the RPL department lay in its well-documented process manual. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 166 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Academic assessors en
dc.subject Recognition prior learning (RPL) en
dc.subject Implementation of the recognition of prior learning (RPL)
dc.subject Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
dc.subject RPL student
dc.subject Management
dc.subject Strenghts and weaknesses of the RPL methodology
dc.subject Instruments and processes
dc.subject Academic advisors
dc.subject Exploratory research
dc.subject Qualitative framework
dc.subject Interviews
dc.subject.ddc 378.16640968
dc.subject.lcsh University of South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Recognition of prior learning -- South Africa -- Administration
dc.subject.lcsh College credits -- South Africa -- Outside work -- Administration
dc.title A management model for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) at the university of South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Teacher Education
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Education Management)


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