PLAR is perfectly compatible with the maintenance of standards for education and training and can help learners achieve those standards while concentrating their efforts on new learning. Here are some principles to guide our practice:
Learning takes place through different kinds of experiences such as working, training, reading, traveling, community involvement and family responsibilities, but learning does not come automatically with experience and may differ from person to person.
Learning can involve the acquisition of:
In PLAR, it's the learning that counts. Not only that, what's important is whether the knowledge or skills people have learned up to the present time are relevant to a particular educational credential, specific workplace training requirements, or a trade or occupational standard.