The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Visit South Africa's official Covid-19 resource portal
2028  Large
RPL: Power, Pedagogy and Possibility is a useful guide for academics, planners, policy-makers and practitioners who deal with the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Its theme of 'knowledgeable practice' marks a departure from much international literature in that it understands RPL as a social practice situated in context, rather than as a set of neutral technical procedures.

The conceptual guide presents the theoretical perspectives developed to illuminate the complex relationships between context and RPL practice. These are put to work in three distinctive international contexts chosen to draw out epistemological and pedagogical issues and possibilities. These analyses provide the basis for an understanding of what is and a consideration of what could be. The implementation guide is structured around questions often asked by those interested in implementing RPL for the first time. The focus is practical, on researching and analysing particular institutional and curricular contexts to provide a local picture of what is, what could be and why. On that basis, the detail of how to implement an RPL procedure is also addressed.

Product information

Format : 185mm x 250mm
Pages : 168
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1965-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1965-6
Publish Year : 2000

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Part One: Conceptual guide
1. Understanding RPL practices 
2. RPL in three contexts
3. RPL in South African contexts

Part Two:  Implementation guide
4. Analysing your own context
5. Redesigning or reshaping curricula and inserting RPL

Reference
Appendices

Share this

You might also consider these related books

Skills For The Future

Skills for the future
New research perspectives

How do actors in the educational field respond to the changing skills demands of the future? Research teams from the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) undertook a set of experimental and innovative case studies to improve our understanding of how current research intersects with a rapidly changing future.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 192
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2436-0
Publish Year : March 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R 195.00
Township Economy

Township Economy People, Spaces and Practices

Township Economy provides a unique insight into township informal business and entrepreneurship. It is set in the post-apartheid period, in the third decade of Africa’s democracy and draws on evidence collected from 2010-2018 in 10 township sites, nine in South Africa and one in Namibia. The book focuses on micro-enterprises, the business strategies of township entrepreneurs and the impact of autonomous informal economic activities on urban life.

The book is unique in approach and content. It looks at spatial influences at various gradients, from the city-wide level, to objects, to invisible infrastructure. The analysis examines the influence of power as a tool to dominate and control and thus constraint inclusive opportunities. This captivating book will be of interest academic researchers, university students and specialists in business studies, urbanism, politics and socio-economic development.

Product information

Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 352
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2577-0
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R TBC
2300  Large

Academic interaction with social partners
Investigating the contribution of universities to economic and social development

A lively debate on the relationship between the university and society in a developing country like South Africa is emerging. Academic Interaction looks at the main results of a research study on university interaction with external social partners. It centres on definitional boundaries around whether engagement requires new forms of knowledge that differ from traditional academic modes and around who is defined as 'the community' at local, regional, national or international levels. There is general agreement that the field is conceptually under-specified and theoretically rather thin.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 312
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2389-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2389-9
Publish Year : 2013
Rights : World Rights
Price R 220.00