Learning at not-school. A review of study, theory, and advocacy for education in non-formal settings

Sefton-Green, Julian 2013, Learning at not-school. A review of study, theory, and advocacy for education in non-formal settings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass..

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Title Learning at not-school. A review of study, theory, and advocacy for education in non-formal settings
Author(s) Sefton-Green, JulianORCID iD for Sefton-Green, Julian orcid.org/0000-0001-9318-4934
Publication date 2013
Series MacArthur Foundation reports on digital media and learning
Total pages 92
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Keyword(s) Education
Summary Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. After-school programs, music lessons, Scouts, summer camps, on-the-job training, and home activities all offer out-of-school educational experiences. In Learning at Not-School, Julian Sefton-Green explores studies and scholarly research on out-of-school learning, investigating just what it is that is distinctive about the quality of learning in these “not-school” settings.Sefton-Green focuses on those organisations and institutions that have developed parallel to public schooling and have emerged as complements, supplements, or attempts to remediate the alleged failures of schools. He reviews salient principles, landmark studies, and theoretical approaches to learning in not-school environments, reporting on the latest scholarship in the field. He examines studies of creative media production and considers ideas of “learning-to learn”-that relate to analyses of language and technology. And he considers other forms of in-formal learning—in the home and in leisure activities—in terms of not-school experiences. Where possible, he compares the findings of US-based studies with those of non-US-based studies, highlighting core conceptual issues and identifying what we often take for granted.Many not-school organisations and institutions set out to be different from schools, embodying different conceptions of community and educational values. Julian Sefton-Green’s careful consideration of these learning environments in pedagogical terms offers a crucial way to understand how they work.
ISBN 0262518244
Language eng
Field of Research 130101 Continuing and Community Education
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
Copyright notice ©2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092376

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