APL: The recognition and accreditation of prior or previous learning
The group is currently chaired by:
Helen Pokorny is a Principal Lecturer in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Westminster. She has researched and written about students’ experiences of feedback, group work assessment, using e-portfolios, action learning sets, academic literacies, widening participation and the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Her work on APEL derives from over a decade working with students and staff in higher education to facilitate the process. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC) in Canada and a member of the Executive Board of SEEC. In 2011 Helen was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship Award for her achievements in Learning and Teaching
Pauline Armsby is currently Director of Research at the University of Westminster. She designed, and now leads, the Doctorate in Professional Studies (Negotiated Education related title) programme. Pauline is an experienced doctoral supervisor and examiner, including for doctorate by public works. Previously, she worked for 13 years at Middlesex University's Institute for Work Based Learning, latterly as the Director of Masters/Doctorate in Professional Studies Programmes. Recent research projects managed focused on developing and evaluating doctoral level provision, as well as pedagogic devices in work based learning programmes such as the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL), and learning agreements. She has published in the area of APEL.