Informal learning

Informal learning is activity practised for the purpose of learning, which is less organised and structured than other education. Informal learning is not institutionalised, in other words, not the responsibility of any organisation. It has no student-teacher arrangement, timetables or entrance requirements.

Informal learning can take place almost anywhere irrespective of place; among family or friends, at workplace or in everyday life. Informal learning can be self-steered or take place under the guidance of family or some other social context.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus