Non-formal education

Non-formal or informal education are often described as the everyday, relational or ‘spontaneous’ processes of learning and pedagogy.  They are usually associated with experiences, conversations and relationships.  Below are links to research on non-formal or informal education – primarily concerned with young people – but also relating to education and learning more broadly.  For a discussion on the differences between the two terms and the language of non-formal and informal education, see Alan Roger’s article here.

The Encyclopedia of Informal Education (Infed)

This is a fantastic online resource containing short articles about the ideas, thinkers and practices of informal education.  It is regularly updated and also has an archive of work on learning and education.  Visit Infed here.

Academic Bibliography [most available on Google Books]