The second process that may be available to you is the preparation of a challenge for credit for particular courses. The term “challenge” is most often used in the Community College System. If you are interested in challenging a course for credit you should first contact the person responsible for PLAR at the institution where you want to study. Ideally, you will be able to work with the faculty member in charge of the course to determine the best way to demonstrate that you meet its learning outcomes. Challenge processes differ amongst educational institutions and regulatory bodies but usually include one or more of the following:
In teaching or traditional training, the criteria against which formative and summative assessments are conducted is known as teaching or training objectives. (Sometimes these are also referred to as learning objectives but these are really the outcome the learners seeks to achieve, not the teacher or trainer.) They may be written in different ways but in all cases they include the behaviour to be observed, the conditions under which such behaviour is to be performed, and the standards or criteria which the performance must meet. These are the standards to be achieved as a result of the learning or training activity.