“Time will never be better” to enhance recognition of prior learning, writes KPU dean

September 28, 2016

“Today’s savvy students are quickly learning to curate their own learning experiences,” writes Patrick Donahoe for University Affairs, which is why “the time will never be better” to enhance the recognition of prior learning at Canadian PSE institutions. As dean of the faculty of academic and career advancement at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Donahoe argues that many of today’s students engage in numerous forms of meaningful learning beyond the classroom. He adds that institutions will better serve these students by assessing their prior learning according to rigorous standards and coaching students on how to effectively document learning from their workplace, community service, and volunteer experiences. University Affairs