Tag Archives: informal learning

To become a Learning Machine

I smile whenever I look at my university diploma hanging on the wall, because everything I learned then is no longer relevant now. Does it means that we should stop wasting all this energy, time and money on university? Not … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.” So, in 2012, when I found out that writer Kio Stark was crowdfunding a book … Continue reading

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Informality and Formality in Learning

Learning is often thought of as ‘formal’ , ‘informal’ or ‘non-formal’ . This report suggests that these are not discrete categories, and to think that they are is to misunderstand the nature of learning. It is more accurate to conceive … Continue reading

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Cyber-Relations in the Field of Home Computer Use for Leisure: Bourdieu and Teenage Technological Experts

Read This article highlights the practice of a group of New Zealand teenagers who are considered by their family and themselves to be technological experts. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s key concepts of habitus, field and capital, this text identifies and … Continue reading

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Ivan Illich: deschooling, conviviality, informal education and lifelong learning

Known for his critique of modernization and the corrupting impact of institutions, Ivan Illich’s concern with deschooling, learning webs and the disabling effect of professions has struck a chord among many informal educators. We explore key aspects of his theory … Continue reading

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Learning in Informal Online Networks and Communities

Lifelong learning plays a crucial role in society today as jobs, and the skills they require, are changing. Recent technological and social developments in online settings have the potential to support lifelong learning in new ways. Online collaborative spaces can … Continue reading

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A review of the current landscape of Adult Informal Learning using Digital Technologies

This report aims to examine the current landscape of adult informal learning using digital technologies. It provides new data on adult use of technology for informal learning and outlines the existing landscape of tools, resources and services which can support … Continue reading

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Learning Individuals and Learning Communities – Informal Learning in 2025

This Paper presents the Learnovation vision within and around the area of informal learning. More specifically it concerns three “eLearning territories”: individual development through e-Learning, non-professional learning communities and communities generating learning as a side effect. What these three territories … Continue reading

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