Getting to Grips with the Terminology

  • Cathy Hull
  • Liz Redfern


The introduction of the profile has brought with it a new range of jargon that is unfamiliar and at times confusing. To make matters worse, the terms profile and portfolio are often used interchangeably and sometimes inaccurately. This chapter attempts to explain the terminology and unravel the jargon by clarifying the following terms: continuing professional development, life-long learning, profile, portfolio, experiential learning, reflection, CATS, APL, APEL and learning outcomes.


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© Cathy Hull, Elizabeth Redfern 1996

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  • Liz Redfern

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