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How does learning takes place in alternative spaces beyond formal education?
There are many possible definitions of learning outside formal education, and we are particularly interested in how learning takes place in spaces such as communities, cultures, families and outdoors. Let’s break the normative assumptions, concepts, and practices of formal education. Shall we start?

1. Seven ways students can continue learning outside school
We are learning all the time. The real question is how we can continue learning outside school and be engaged in what you intended?

2. Learning outside the classroom – Manifesto
A manifesto that believes that every person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.

3. Community: The hidden context for learning
Community catalyzes deep learning and should be a critical consideration when planning physical and virtual learning spaces. This article presents us the importance of community as a medium for learning.

4. Informal learning space – Make better use of your space
Ben Moreland, Education Space Consultant, takes us on a tour at the different types of spaces they universities offer their students, especially on informal learning spaces.

5. Flipping the academy: Is learning from outside the classroom turning the university inside out?
A full paper by Ruth Helyer and Helen Corkill, exploring the idea that the variety of approaches to experiential learning, and the diversity of ways in which learning is accessed and facilitated, is contributing to the conventional world of the university is turned upside down.

6. Nine key attributes of an informal learning space
Learning spaces have broken the limits of traditional classrooms, extending to various places of human activities. Informal learning space has become an important part of learning space. But what attracts students to these specific spaces?

7. Adding value to the college experience via learning outside of the classroom
The Huffington Post proposes that there is a third, largely untapped source of learning that doesn’t receive nearly enough attention in this debate: the outside-of-the-classroom learning that occurs during co-curricular content and activities.

Spaces are themselves agents for change. Changed spaces will change practice. What could be the future space for learning? Will it be formal? Or informal?
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