Formal and informal learning

School is far from being the only place of learning. In children’s lives, family, extra-curricular activities, different sporting, religious, and artistic communitiesgroups of peer, all constitute sites of socialisation and offerlearning opportunities, which can be grouped under the ambiguous term of “informal learning.” For adults, learning occurs on a daily basis – at work, in life, and through their multiple commitments. We study the breadth of these formal and informal learning and the processes – symbolic, material, and social – that contribute to it. In particular, we explore the links between commitment, activity, learning, and development. We emphasise the importance of (re)locating individual learning in its dynamic collective and institutional context.