Design

We try to create clean and uncluttered pages that work well on phones, tablets and computers. Happily, we do not carry advertisements, nor do we need click-throughs, nor to make money from ‘digital exhaust’. Most users come straight from search engines...

About us

infed was established in 1995, and supported over the years as an open, independent and not-for-profit resource by Developing Learning, the Practice Development Research Unit, the YMCA George Williams College and others. Put together by a small group of educators,...

Call for contributors

We are looking to sustain the development of infed through contributions from a range of different writers. Our aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, lifelong learning and social action. The site is run on a...

The copyright page

We get regular requests to use material. For most there is no need to contact us reproduction Pages from the encyclopaedia of informal education/the informal education homepage  may be reproduced in paper form for educational and training activities. Special...

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure the integrity of material included on infed.org, the editors, Developing Learning Ltd, Practitioner Development Research Unit and YMCA George Williams College give no warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the fitness of the...

Printing

To print a page just go to the bottom and press print. From there you can print the page in the format you want. The advantage of this app is that it creates a proper paper version rather than reproducing the website.  You don’t waste paper. You can...

Privacy policy

infed utilizes Google Analytics to analyse usage of the site. Google Analytics operates via “cookies”. These are small text files placed on your computer or device, to collect – in an anonymous form – standard internet log and visitor behaviour...

Mark K. Smith

Mark K. Smith edits infed.org. He also develops programmes, learning resources and virtual learning environments with Developing Learning Ltd. Previously, Mark was the Rank Research Fellow and Tutor at the YMCA George Williams College and a visiting professor in...