Global perspectives on recognising non-formal and informal learning: why recognition matters


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Author: Singh, Madhu


This book examines the importance of re-engineering education for change by moving away from the limited notion of 'education' for all, to that of 'learning' for all, and to placing an increasing emphasis on non-formal and informal learning, rather than largely focusing on learning that occurs in the formal education system in institutions such as schools and colleges. The overall aim of the study presented in this book is to share experience, expertise and lessons concerning the importance of recognition, validation and accreditation of non-formal and informal learning (RVA) by...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Teaching and learning; Equity; Economics; Research; Quality; Policy

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Nonformal learning; Informal learning; Best practice; Case study; Developing economy; Developed economy; Social inclusion; Equal opportunity

Geographic subjects: Europe; Africa; Asia; North America; Oceania; Great Britain

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2015

Physical description: xix, 220 p.

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ISBN: 9783319152776 (print); 9783319152783 (online)

ISSN: 1871-3041, 2213-221X (online)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Rights: Open Access. This book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Document number: TD/TNC 121.516

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