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Carleen Walsh: Credit for Diverse Knowledge

Carleen Walsh, an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, and Literature, recently completed her Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio, earning 45 credits for knowledge she gained through her professional and personal experiences – that’s the maximum number of PLA credits a Marylhurst student can earn!  Here is a list of the courses Carleen wrote for:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Law – Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Law – Substantive Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • Evidence
  • Observation and Guidance I
  • Environment and Curriculum II
  • Instructional Strategies – Reading
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Effective Listening
  • Introduction to Christian Bible
  • Nutrition
  • Backpacking: Map and Compass

Congraulations, Carleen!

One thing of note that Carleen included in her Final Reflection Essay was this:

As I was writing each essay, I was totally caught up in what I was writing about, and became aware how much knowledge I gained through different experiences.  Some of these experiences were over 10 years ago, but I was back at that time as I was writing the essay, and reading material showed me how much I know about a certain subject.

2 Responses to “Carleen Walsh: Credit for Diverse Knowledge”

  1. Nancy Davis
    January 12, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    I am part of a group of volunteers that is starting a new scheme in our community in Milwaukee. One of the community projects that we are about to start relatates to your blog, and therefor some of the information here is of value for us and I just wanted so say thank you for that.

    • Jackie
      July 11, 2013 at 10:54 am #

      Always glad to spur creative thinking, Nancy — here’s to all forms of life-long learning!

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