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Informal Learning

Self-determined learning


In the abstract of ‘From Andragogy to Heutagogy’ December 2000, Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon, from Southern Cross University (http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/dec00/hase1.pdf) state: “In something of a landmark for education Knowles (1970) suggested an important change in the way in which educational … Continue reading

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Formal versus informal learning, part 2 of 2


The term “informal learning” suggests a number of key characteristics, such as: Un structured or semi structured It is often centered around the practical, problem solving or situational need of the learner It can happen anywhere, at home or work, … Continue reading

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Formal versus informal learning, part 1 of 2


The term formal learning suggests a number of key characteristics, such as:  Structure, objectives and a curriculum It is centered around the teacher-student relationship And it is intentional, in that the learning leads to a formal qualification of some description … Continue reading

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