the encyclopedia of informal education – infed.org

exploring informal education, lifelong learning and social action

Linked with learning theory – What is learning?

Homepage;
mark k. smith (edits the homepage); main index;
informal education within a formal setting; ideas; thinkers; practice;
events; debate; archives; extras; write for us; Writing style/guidelines; feedback;
Address: infed.or, 39 Monnow Road, Bermondsey, London, SE1 5RP, England;
Contact.

About: a space to explor – Our aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning. We want to encourage educators and animateurs to develop ways of working and being that foster association, conversation and relationship. 
not for profit and independent – The site is run on a not-for-profit basis. Access to our pages is free and open to all. We are part of pdru, independent and funded by individual contributions. We carry no advertising, nor do any of our editorial links to other sites involve sponsorship or payment to us. We do, however, receive a discount from our ISP for placing a link at the bottom of our pages.

listed We are endorsed by various sites and have won commendations from organizations like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Adult Learning Australia, the Study Web and Schoolzone. We are part of the new British Library archiving project and a number of the pages are included on the UNESCO/NCVER voced database and on SOSIG (the Social Science Information Gateway). Over 1100 sites link to us (including the BBC, Channel 4, The Guardian and various educational institutions – for example: Harvard, MIT, and the Open University) … (full text).

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