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Pages from The encyclopedia of pedagogy and informal education/the informal education homepage may be reproduced in paper form for educational and training activities. Special permission for such uses is not required. We do, however, ask that if our material is extracted (rather than the whole page being reproduced) the following statement appears on all reproductions:

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This permission statement is limited to partial reproduction for educational or training events. Complete or systematic or large-scale reproduction – or inclusion of material in publications for sale, or other information sources that are charged for – may only be done with prior written permission.

Please note that a number of pages have been reproduced in the archives on the understanding that they are not subject to copyright conditions and are therefore in the public domain – and will remain there. Normally such pages have a note to this effect within them.

We do not normally give permission for articles and material to be electronically stored on servers other than our own – but encourage the use of links (see below). We insist on this so that: people can follow links to other articles in the encyclopedia and archives; we can update material; and reasonable data concerning usage of our material is available.

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We welcome the creation of links to our pages but please note that the page must be called electronically from within This must be done in such a way that its original style and layout, headlines and the copyright notice are left unchanged. Any electronic republication of the words of articles and pieces without such signs of provenance will be a violation of copyright.

Commercial sites must first obtain a license to reproduce from us and may have to pay an appropriate royalty. The licence will cover the text but not any external sourced images and diagrams.


Many of the photographs and illustrations on the pages are in, we believe, the Creative Commons/public domain, some are licensed to us, others have come from projects etc. that have given their permission for use on these pages. Acknowledgement of the source and status should be available either under the image or at the end of the page. There are not many pictures and illustrations that we are in a position to give permission to others to reproduce.

We reproduce low-resolution copies of book covers either to draw attention to particular titles, or where discussion in an article relates to that book. We do this on the understanding that this constitutes fair use.

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