The interrelatedness of formal, non-formal and informal learning: evidence from labour market program participants

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Author: Cameron, Roslyn; Harrison, Jennifer L.


Definitions, differences and relationships between formal, non-formal and informal learning have long been contentious. There has been a significant change in language and reference from adult education to what amounts to forms of learning categorised by their modes of facilitation. Nonetheless, there is currently a renewed interest in the recognition of non-formal and informal learning internationally and in Australia. This has been evidenced through the New OECD Activity on Recognition of Non-Formal and Informal Learning and recent policy developments in Australia. These developments...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Policy; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Formal education; Informal education; Informal learning; Nonformal education

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Queensland; Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: ALA, 2012

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Journal volume: 52

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2012

Pages: pp. 277-309

ISSN: 1443-1394

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 109.1394

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