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modes of working

What are the basic kinds of work that informal educators undertake?

modes.gif (6402 bytes)Informal educators undertake six basic kinds of work. These can be labelled as follows.

Successful practice depends on there being a good mix of these ways of working. A measure of confidence in doing them is essential for all informal educators. None are optional extras because each feeds off the other. The figure tries to show how these come together.

infedcov.jpg (18462 bytes)Taken from Tony Jeffs and Mark K. Smith (2005) Informal Education. Conversation, democracy and learning, Nottingham: Educational Heretics Press.


© Tony Jeffs and Mark K. Smith
First published November 1999. Last update: July 08, 2014