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ALDAC 104 Prior Learning Portfolio Development Seminar • 1 Cr.


Alcohol and Drug Studies students explore learning theory, document non-traditional learning and life experiences for evaluation as college level learning. Students pay per credit fee for all academic credits awarded in addition to the cost of the seminar. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Develop understanding of experiential learning theory and the ability to apply model of experiential learning to their life experience.
    • Over view of experiential learning process
    • Introduction to experiential learning theory
    • Review of what constitutes college level learning
    • Discussion of Experiential Learning Handbook
    • Create timeline for completing experiential learning for credit process.
  • Develop skills in preparing and presenting experiential learning portfolio for credit.
    • Complete worksheets on prior learning
    • Identify measurable learning outcomes from life experience
    • Identify course titles, descriptions and learning activities/competencies
    • Identify credit allocation
    • Prepare drafts of experiential learning portfolio
  • Completion of portfolio for evaluation of experiential learning for college level credit.
    • final draft of experiential learning portfolio with course title(s), credit allocation, course descriptions, learning competencies, and learning activities narrative/demonstration;
    • Negotiate assessment of portfolio with expert evaluator

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000