ERIC Number: ED412413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Learner-Centred Non-Formal Education for NFE Practitioners.
Education for Development, Reading (England).
This guide, which was developed by a group of nonformal education (NFE) practitioners during a training course conducted in India, is intended as a tool to train NFE practitioners. Discussed first are the basic principles of NFE, the meaning of the term "active learning and education," features of NFE, and ways NFE can help advance development. The following issues are considered in a section devoted to NFE's social context: involving stakeholders and the community in NFE and NFE centers; building a stronger learning environment and promoting active learning through a process of questioning, thinking, and testing; and motivating learners. Part 3, "NFE and the Classroom" covers topics such as: creating a learner-centered curriculum, syllabus, and schedule of work; setting learning objectives in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes; managing the classroom in a manner promoting active learning; and selecting methods and materials for use in learner-centered NFE. The concluding section on developing the future of NFE includes a rationale and procedures for monitoring and evaluating learner-centered NFE and guidelines for incorporating evaluation results into action plans for the future. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Community Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Program Evaluation, Social Environment, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Education for Development, Block 33, University of Reading, London Road, Reading RG1 5AQ, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education for Development, Reading (England).
Note: Supported by the English Speaking Union-Barclays Bank Training Fund.