Informal Education (Smith, Mark) Paperback – 12 Nov 1999
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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informal education: conversation, democracy and learning
This is a little cracker, an ideal tool for all initial training courses and a must for jaded and stressed-out practitioners. This book offers a timely reminder of all that we value about our work and gives a firm orientation to our profession. Doug Nicholls, Rapport January 1997
This book celebrates conversation . It provides a flavour of the possibilities of informal education [and] should encourage [readers] to probe more deeply into the theory and practice of informal education. Howard Williamson, Young People Now 41
An excellent introduction . which may well become a classic. William Clemmey, Youth and Policy 59.
Of late there has been a major growth of interest in informal education. But what is it? Who does it? How is it to be developed? This book provides a unique and practical introduction to the area.
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.
Informal Education is a required text for the Certificate in Foundation Studies in Informal and Community Education...
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Truly a down to earth book. It'has all the formal education with an easy terminology and understanding. I would recomend this book to teachers ,doctors in fact any area of work. we learn in many different wways and this for me hit the nail on the head. Thank goodness we have academics who can relarte to the real world