Apel at core of access 2

March 5, 2004

Some may mock a parody of accreditation of Apel, I do not. The jocular comments attributed to me require me to spell out the "joke".

My 2000 report confirmed that institutional procedures are generally robust in securing public confidence in Apel, although questions about work-based learning remain.

The recognition of Apel poses credible intellectual challenges to traditional definitions of authenticity and validity in higher learning. As we widen participation, that's both timely and good, no joke.

David Robertson
Liverpool John Moores University

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

Universities in most nations are now obliged to prioritise graduate career prospects, but how it should be approached depends on your view of the meaning of education. Academics need to think that through much more clearly, says Tom Cutterham