Using Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) to Support Refugee Access Into Higher Education and Employment

Clarke, Andrew (2005) Using Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) to Support Refugee Access Into Higher Education and Employment. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 3 (1). pp. 84-93. ISSN 1740-5106

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When people flee persecution in their own country to seek a safe haven elsewhere they are primarily concerned with the bare facts of survival but what do refugees bring with them and how can host countries help them unlock their potential and become active citizens? This paper1 looks at how APEL can be used to help refugee professionals, experienced workers and graduates assess their own capabilities in relation to opportunities in higher education and the UK labour market. The specialist APEL2 programme delivered by the Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit at London Metropolitan University is highlighted as an example of good practice in the field of refugee education and an example of how to tackle through education the multiple barriers faced by refugees.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, AP(E)L, learning support, refugee education, portfolio writing, personal development planning
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
600 Technology > 650 Management & auxiliary services
Department: School of Social Professions (to June 2021)
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 07:51
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 16:03
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/202

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