UNIT 2: Non-formal open learning curriculum characteristics

Introduction

This unit contains the basics of open formal, non-formal and informal learning and is organized in two topics. The first topic encompasses the core ideas and characteristics of formal, non-formal and informal learning and their differences when learning is open. Second topic emphasizes structural features of non-formal open learning course namely: learning needs and expectations, competences, pedagogical approach, delivery, assessment criterion, certification. Unit is linked to a practical assignment what is helpful to ensure an in-depth understanding of the related contents. In addition, reflection questions as well as further readings per topic are provided.