Informal Learning and the Role of Social Movements

  title={Informal Learning and the Role of Social Movements},
  author={Bernd Overwien},
  journal={International Review of Education},
  • B. Overwien
  • Published 2000
  • International Review of Education
It is now widely recognised that skills and competences needed for working and living can be acquired in a variety of ways outside the framework of formal educational systems. The author calls for an enlarged view of learning that emphasises the abilities of the individual learner and includes informal acquisition of skills on-the-job. In this kind of learning the teacher has to acquire a different role, becoming more of a partner in a joint educational process. The author argues that in this… Expand
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