Formal learning

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Formal learning is education normally delivered by trained teachers in a systematic intentional way within a school, higher education or university. It is one of three forms of learning as defined by the OECD, the others being informal learning, which typically takes place naturally as part of some other activity, and non-formal learning, which includes everything else, such as sports instruction provided by non-trained educators without a formal curriculum.[1]

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  1. ^ "Recognition of Non-formal and Informal Learning - Home". OECD. Retrieved 9 March 2014.