The Organization of Informal Learning

  title={The Organization of Informal Learning},
  author={Barbara Rogoff and Maureen A. Callanan and Kris D. Guti{\'e}rrez and Frederick David Erickson},
  journal={Review of Research in Education},
  pages={356 - 401}
Informal learning is often treated as simply an alternative to formal, didactic instruction. This chapter discusses how the organization of informal learning differs across distinct settings but with important commonalities distinguishing informal learning from formal learning: Informal learning is nondidactic, is embedded in meaningful activity, builds on the learner’s initiative or interest or choice (rather than resulting from external demands or requirements), and does not involve… 

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