Art critic explaining chaos theory to other art critics by paolobarzman. Sourced from Flickr and reproduced under a Creative Commons cc by nc nd licence.

Welcome to infed.org – the encyclopaedia of informal education. We specialize in the theory and practice of informal education, social pedagogy, lifelong learning, social action, and community learning and development.

Click to see all the main index or go to start for an overview. Look below to browse through different arenas of practice or check out what’s new.

Developments within different areas of work

Association, democracy and civil society: exploring civil society, civic participation, the development of community and association, and the activities of educators and animateurs.

Christian youth work and youth ministry: exploring the development and current experience of Christian youth work and youth ministry.

Community learning and development: exploring the development, theory and practice of community development and community work.

Evaluation. A developing set of pages exploring theories, issues and practices in evaluation.

Groupwork: exploring the principles, theory, practice and development of work with groups.

Helping: exploring the theory and practice of helping.

Informal and non-formal education: the experiences, practice and theories of informal education and non-formal education.

Informal Jewish education: exploring the principles and practice of informal Jewish education

Lifelong learning and adult education: exploring the development of theory and practice in adult education and lifelong learning

Research for practice: exploring research within and around informal education and social action.

Schools: explore the possibilities of informal education, social pedagogy, community learning and development and social action for schools.

Settlements and social action centres: exploring the special contribution of university, social and educational settlements.

Social action, social change and social reform: exploring the arenas, ideas and theorists of social action, social change and social reform for educators and animateurs.

Social pedagogy: exploring the theory and practice of social pedagogy.

Teaching and pedagogy. Exploring the theory, practice and commitments involved in teaching and pedagogy

Youth work: exploring the theory and practice of youth work and youth development

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