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Informal Learning

Informal Learning

Learning that happens outside of a formal instruction environment (such as a school).
Learning that happens outside an established school curriculum. Informal learning can take place at home or after school. It may involve an organized program or it may simply be driven by the curiosity of the learner. Historically there have not been certificates of accomplishment associated with informal learning but that could be changing with the evolution of badges. (See badges). Also called casual learning.