Recognition of Acquired Competencies

Numéro: 

4

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Volume: 

27
De Chamberet, Hélène
Morin, Christian

This article lays out how the process for recognizing acquired competencies (RAC) can lead to the awarding of diplomas to individuals having acquired expertise outside the classroom that can be recognized by colleges. It begins by explaining the various facets of the process, the steps involved, and the evaluation and upgrading methods, which vary widely and are adapted to a large number of learners and workers. The authors go on to describe the various measures that have been adopted in the college system to facilitate RAC development and implementation. Then they illustrate how RAC is associated with various issues such as equity and fairness, integration into the labor market, professional fulfillment, the fight against exclusion, and civic and social fulfillment, all of which have a positive impact on the self-esteem of individuals and on the health of our society.

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