Informal education has, in recent years, attracted a lot interest amongst educationalists, health and welfare professionals and others. Why is this? Also what is it, who does it, and how can it be developed? This book seeks to answer these questions and provide an introduction to informal education. The writers explore how informal educators encourage conversation, democracy and learning. They also examine evaluation, working with process, living with values and planning. Each chapter includes a number of questions that help readers to explore their work. Further support is given on a set of linked web pages. This is the third edition of this book, which has become a popular text for those in the youth and community sector.