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Informal Learning

We used these questions to have the discussion around informal learning
December 13, 2012

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Informal Learning

  1. 1. Informal Online Learning: Implications for Professional Development Anne Mims Adrian @aafromaa eXtension Alabama Cooperative Extension System Karen Jeannette @kjeannette eXtension Sarah Baughman @programeval eXtension Virginia Tech#ExtPSDP December 13, 2012
  2. 2. Learning results in changing- Way of thinking- Perspective- Understanding and making senseof life, humanity, and morality- Possibly behavior
  3. 3. Formal learning –- is intentional, organized & structured- usually arranged by institutions- guided by a curriculum or other formalprogram. (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Economiques (OECD), n.d.; Werquin, 2007)
  4. 4. Non-formal learning –- may or may not be intentional orarranged- usually organized in some way, evenloosely- no formal credits granted(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development /Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Economiques(OECD), n.d.; Werquin, 2007)
  5. 5. Informal learning –- is never organized- not guided by a rigid curriculum- is often experiential and spontaneous(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development /Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Economiques(OECD), n.d.; Werquin, 2007)
  6. 6. Informal Learning "the acquisition of skills, knowledge,and values from daily experience andpeople around us.” learn by observing and doing.
  7. 7. Best form of informal learning isin our "natural" tasks ofeveryday life.
  8. 8. 85-90% of a person’s job knowledge is learned on the job.10-15% is learned in formal training.Raybould, 2000
  9. 9. Work is learning; learning is work.– taken from Keats Harold Jarche
  10. 10. Informal learning allows for co-learning across organizationsand outside of organizations.Informal learning and co-learning are betterfor dealing with emergent problems.
  11. 11. “In a knowledge economy, theindividual is the knowledgecreator, and relationships are thecurrency”. Harold Jarche
  12. 12. MobileUbiquitousSocialNetworksDisruptionEmergentSocialCapitalInterconnectionsComplexityOpenAccessOpenScienceOnlineMediaCollaborationCrowd-sourcingDemocratizationPersonlLearningNetworks
  13. 13. EncourageunlearningSeek and connect withothers outside of areasfor which we havetraditionally drawn.Learn from polarizedviews. Are we hiding and sa in sma fe grou ll ps?
  14. 14. Encourage Critical ThinkingObserveChallenge & evaluateParticipateTentative opinionsNetwork
  15. 15. Empowering learnerstake responsibility for theirown learning, assessmentopenly sharetheir learning processlearn through reflection,reflection, and peer topeer assessmentaccept failure
  16. 16. ExpectationsImmediacy Just in time—when and where needed.Finding through search and networks.Have to ability to learn as I want to.
  17. 17. Learning opportunities i ng On demand rn s? lea ay ng lw i di al Social ov s in pr ie e w unit Embedded e tAr por op
  18. 18. We used to think of ourselvesas the opportunity, but now wehave to think about how theopportunity finds us. Karen Jeannette v e? wa the ide ng? we r rfi su Can v en ht ee rig s? ew the lace Ar in p rfing su we Are
  19. 19. Incorporating informal learningShare information and provideaccess before, during, and aftermeetings.Allow others to use and remix content.Openly share.Make it easy for others to connectand share among and with each other.Use flipped classroom style.
  20. 20. Don’t forget that co-learningand informal learning can befun!
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