Informal education pedagogy transcendance from the ‘academy’ to society in the current and post COVID environment

Jones, I.D. ORCID: 0000-0002-1242-6530 and Brady, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3431-6543, 2022. Informal education pedagogy transcendance from the ‘academy’ to society in the current and post COVID environment. Education Sciences, 12 (1): 37. ISSN 2227-7102

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The purpose of this paper is to consider the following two notions; (1) that the use of ‘informal education pedagogies’ within teaching and learning in the ‘academy’ can both support the learning process within the ‘classroom’ but also transcend to society via students; and (2) that synergies exist between informal education and social pedagogical concepts. The discussions are situated from the perspective of an experienced practitioner and academic who is currently teaching youth related degree courses within a Higher Education Institution. This experiential learning has informed knowledge acquisition, understanding and skills application from professional practice to the teaching environment. An experiential learning perspective will be the primary method adopted; the value of this paper lies in its potential to re-affirm that degree courses which embed a ‘practice the practice’ approach in their teaching methodology support the embedding of core values of the said discipline. The paper argues that the ethically value-based principles and practice of informal education pedagogy, and social pedagogy, are relevant for the current and post COVID-19 pandemic environment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Education Sciences
Creators: Jones, I.D. and Brady, G.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 8 January 2022
Volume: 12
Number: 1
ISSN: 2227-7102
Rights: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 14 Feb 2022 16:58
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 16:58

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