Formal learning

DEFINITION: environment (e.g. in an education or training institution or on the job) and is explicitly designated as learning (in terms of objectives, time or resources). Formal learning is intentional from the learner’s point of view. It typically leads to validation and certification.

SOURCE: based on Cedefop, 2004Terminology of European education and training policy-a selection of 100 key terms. CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.

HYPERLINK: . http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/Files/4064_en.pdf

RELATED TERMS: certification, informal learning, learning, non-formal learning

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