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A really interesting comment on the emerging discu...

2006-12-13T05:45:00.000-05:00

A really interesting comment on the emerging discussion formal vs informal learning.
I would like to add the following. IMO the reason why formal learning is sometimes conceived of as being superior to informal learning might be that it is based upon clearly stated objetives (e.g. curriculum). In informal learning settings people learn or acquire knwoledge not by chance. However, they do not learn based upon a curriculm. This leads to the question: How can one ensure that people actually learn? I am really not sure how to answer this quesion.



I posted something on a related theme a while back...

2006-12-05T15:22:00.000-05:00

I posted something on a related theme a while back about the definition of informal learning and the spectrum between informal and formal learning.

The interesting thing I think is why exactly so many people attach as much importance as they do to qualifications and to what is written in books. I suspect that the reasons aren't simplistic though lots of people will inevitably try and make out that they are.