Curriculum Guideline

On-line Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

Effective Date:
Course Code
THRT 1100
On-line Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition
Therapeutic Recreation
Applied Community Studies
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2-15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
60 hours
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction
  • Student self-directed on- line learning
  • 1:1 instruction
Course Description
This online course is for therapeutic recreation (TR) practitioners with at least two years of experience in the TR field who are preparing to earn credit toward a therapeutic recreation credential. Students will work with an instructor within an online environment and will learn how to use various methods of communication to support their completion of a wide range of prior learning assessments.
Course Content

Self-assessment of therapeutic recreation knowledge, attitudes, values and skills.

  • Reflection practices to demonstrate knowledge, attitudes, values and skills.
  • Ways to link personal learning evidence to TR diploma and or degree themes and course learning outcomes.
  • Resources that can be used for feedback.
  • Development of learning objectives and plans to bridge gaps and improve abilities.
  • Locating new learning resources and opportunities.

Critical thinking and problem solving across multiple contexts.

  • Strategies to link learning to a variety of assessment situations.
  • Strategies to problem solve issues as they arise, seeking assistance when necessary.

Communication Skills.

  • Timely, regular, respectful communication in on-line course environment.
  • Writing to show depth and breadth especially through on-line technologies.
  • Investigation, incorporation and sharing of helpful resources.
  • Soliciting, receiving and incorporating feedback.
  • Professional skills such as meeting time lines, resolving conflict, and cooperating.

Computer related technologies.

  • Knowledge and use of on-line course tools and skills in an on-line environment.
  • Knowledge and use of distance based communications such as e-mail, phone and web cameras.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate self-assessment of therapeutic recreation knowledge, attitudes, values and skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving across multiple contexts.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication techniques.
  4. Demonstrate computer related technologies.
Means of Assessment
  • On-Line quizzes
  • Self-assessments
  • Reflective narratives
  • Case studies
  • Interviews
  • Audio and/or Videotaped demonstrations

THRT 1100 is a Mastery course.

Courses earned as a result of THRT 1100 On-line Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition will be graded in the same way as stated in each course’s Curriculum Guideline.

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