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Terminology Guides


Consult historical data Dec 08, 2011, version

prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR)


Definition: A process to assess and recognize all learning from all sources. (Some jurisdictions define PLAR more narrowly, for non-formal and informal learning contexts only.)

reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences (RAC)


Définition: Processus d’évaluation et de validation de l’ensemble des choses qu’une personne a apprises, quelle que soit la source de ses apprentissages. (Certaines instances restreignent la RAC aux apprentissages non formels et informels.)