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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2733

Title: The forms of informal learning: towards a conceptualization of the field
Authors: Schugurensky, Daniel
Keywords: informal learning
self-directed learning
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT
Series/Report no.: NALL Working Paper;19
Abstract: This paper shows that as an analytical category, if the concept of informal learning is used without distinguishing its internal forms, researchers may easily fall into conceptual confusion. This concept of informal learning is useful but still is too broad, as it encompasses different types of learnings which are usually conflated. This leads to a question: is it possible to develop a taxonomy of informal learning? The author suggests that by using two main categories (intentionality and consciousness), it is possible to develop a taxonomy which identifies three different forms (or types) of informal learning: self-directed learning, incidental learning and socialization.
URI: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/19formsofinformal.pdf
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