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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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Informal, non-formal and work-based methods of learning

JACQUELINE PATTISN, JOHN KIRKHAM and MARIANA GABRIELA HUDREA

Learning takes place everywhere on a college campus. In fact, learning arguably happens everywhere – on city sidewalks, in airplanes, in restaurants, in bookstores and on playgrounds. Human beings – wherever they are – have the capacity to learn through their experiences and reflections. (CHISM, 2006: 2.2)

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand about the limited impact of formal learning mechanisms;
  • be aware of and be able to use or recommend alternative approaches to learning;
  • understand the differences between formal, informal and non-formal learning;
  • understand the nature ...

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