Infed Org What Is Informal Education

.What is non formal education? Within policy debates a common differentiation has been made between different forms of provision. Informal, non formal, and formal programmes have been viewed as very different. Here we explore this categorization and some of the forms of work that exist under the non formal label in .In this piece Paul Fordham explores the emergence of the influential typology of education programmes as informal, non formal and formal. The notions are considered in relation to the concern to foster economic development. Particular attention is paid to the characteristics of non formal education in relation to .Thus far, the argument has been that the notion of informal learning only has a limited use as a means of highlighting the extent of learning and education activity beyond the school. As a basis upon which to develop significant theory or to deepen practice it has little to recommend it..