Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a fairly new concept in South Africa, and hence different people have different views about RPL . Through this paper, an attempt is made to shed some light on the historical background as well as the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of RPL . It is hoped that this information will help those nurse educators wishing to experiment with RPL to have a better understanding of how the concept came about. The relevance of RPL to the Unified model of nurse training proposed by the South African Nursing Council is also discussed.
Khanyile, T. (2000). Recognition of prior learning: its relevance to the proposed unified model of education and training for South African nurses. Curationis, 23(2), 70–5. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11949148