Informal education is a general term for education outside of a standard school setting. It can refer to various forms of alternative education, such as:
Informal educators work in many different kinds of settings with individuals and groups who choose to engage with them. The mass media (including television, video games, magazines, etc.), museums, libraries, zoos, after-school groups and other community-based organizations and cultural institutions offer forms of informal education.
- YMCA George Williams College handbook (1998:4)
- Falk, John H. (2001). Science Education: How We Learn Science Outside of School. New York: Teachers College ISBN 0-8077-4064-0
- Formal vs. Informal Education, WGBH.
- Informal Education, The National Academy of Sciences.
- Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation.
- Moving Beyond Broadcast and Traditional Pedagogy: Making a Children’s Documentary for the New Media Landscape Master of Fine Arts Thesis, Science and Natural History Filmmaking, Montana State University.
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