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Informal Education as Twenty-Second-Century Future Education

  • Walid LutfyEmail author
  • Sharni Page-Cameron
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_25-1



Informal education describes a lifelong process a person/community undergo to discover the world around them and explore themselves as they acquire values, attitudes, skills, and knowledge from their daily encounters. Hence informal education becomes a way of life.


As education has moved from a previously informal, universally accessible structure practiced by indigenous tribes throughout the world to the modern rigid, didactic model, many students are being left behind. Rapid advances in technology are playing their part in the education revolution creating a plethora of opportunities while uncovering complex new challenges. With the daunting speed of change, educators are discovering the benefits and limitations of new technologies in real time, often in front of a class of students. More specifically, schools are...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.London School of EconomicsLondonUK
  2. 2.The Psychodrama Institute of MelbourneCobawAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Theam Foo Ng
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Global Sustainability StudiesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia