Informal education

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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.[1] The mass media (including television, video games, magazines, etc.),[2] museums, libraries, zoos, after-school groups and other community-based organizations and cultural institutions offer forms of informal education.


  1. ^ YMCA George Williams College handbook (1998:4)
  2. ^ Falk, John H. (2001). Science Education: How We Learn Science Outside of School. New York: Teachers College ISBN 0-8077-4064-0

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