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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 644 - Informal & Non-formal Education (3)

This course provides both underlying theory and practical skills to assist those who wish to be involved in educational and development work in informal settings. The course focuses on non-formal approaches to education in a variety of settings including vocational education, child/youth development and services, community education and adult education and professional training. The influence of educational philosophy, policy and practice on non-formal education curriculum and program development will be examined. Non-formal educators will further define and develop their own approaches and determine applicability with specific audiences. Emphasis will be placed on grassroots approaches to helping local people clarify and address their own needs through non-formal educational initiatives. A respect for the wisdom of local people, and a humble awareness of one’s own strengths, gifts, and challenges as a non-formal educator will frame the content and experiences within the course. FA.