Portal:Non-formal Education

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The Non-formal Education Portal
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CPR training belongs to the non-formal educational sector.
Adult literacy education of the Eskay cultural minority in Bohol, Philippines.

Welcome to Wikiversity's Non-formal Education Portal. Non-formal education is the official umbrella term for all education which takes place outside the formal sector, where formal education comprises the provision of education at pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Non-formal education includes learning alongside and outside schools and universities, such as sports and hobbies. It also includes much of professional and vocational education, adult literacy training and lifelong learning. Opportunities for non-formal education may be provided by libraries, companies and clubs as well as by schools and colleges in the form of extra-curricular activities. On the international scale, non-formal education is critical in developing countries as a method of overcoming inherited skills deficits.

Wikiversity is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation (which also runs Wikipedia) and our Non-formal Education Portal offers everyone, from all over the world, the opportunity to create and share open resources. Everything you place here will be immediately available to others, and you can immediately use or adapt anything which others have placed here. If Wikiversity is able to emulate the success of its sister project at Wikipedia, then we can hope to build one of the world's largest centres for non-formal education here.

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The full name of this 1838 painting by J.M.W.Turner is the Fighting Téméraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up. In general, paintings prior to the 20th century are in the public domain due to expiration of copyright, which means you can use images of them freely in educational materials. For works of art created in the 20th century, normally you cannot reuse any copies. Click on the image for a full size version which you can freely re-use and modify. Print it and use it for your lessons, integrate it into your pages on Wikiversity, or use it in other learning resources and websites. Use the links below to find more images like this one.

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Guide to Non-formal Education
The following is a dynamic listing of all the pages categorized into this portal. To restructure or extend this list, you will need to edit individual page categories.
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To-do list for Non-formal Education
  • Locate more content on Wikiversity which relates to this portal and add it to the dynamic category system by categorising it under Category:Non-formal Education
  • Reorganize the category system which this portal feeds off so that the guide looks better.
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