Content Learning Indicator in Equivalence Checking between Skills Module and Academic Module for APEL Process

Mohd N.F.M Amin, N Kaprawi

Abstract


Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is an accreditation system involving assessment of a person's recognition of experience through formal, informal and non-formal learning. Generally, APEL pro-vides opportunity for individuals to gain access to higher learning institu-tions and gain credits in learning based on experience gained through equivalence checking. Therefore, this study aimed at obtaining feed-back/input on items for nine (9) content learning indicator domains that will be used for the determination of learning content in assessing the equivalence checking between the skills module and the academic module for the APEL process. The nine (9) domains are knowledge (current) in the field; practical skills; social skills & accountability; values, attitudes & professionalism; communication skills, leadership & teamwork; problem solving skills & scientific skills; management skills, entrepreneurship & innovation; information management & lifelong learning; and interdisci-plines. This study uses a quantitative approach which uses questionnaire to get feedback from respondents. A total of 32 respondents comprising lec-turers from seven (7) faculties of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. The data are analysed using Statistical Packages for Social Science 23.0 (SPSS 23.0). The finding of this study found that all the items in the Con-tent Learning Indicator in equivalence checking between skills module and academic module of the APEL process are very appropriate. Improvements are made such as feedback and recommendations provided by respondents.

Keywords


Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL); Equivalence Check-ing; Content Learning Indicator

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