QuestionsCategory: Education in Contemporary IndiaWhat is formal and informal education and its characteristics?
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Formal education

  1. Educational Institution: Formal education takes place routinely in an academic institution such as a school or college.
  2. Graded: Formal education takes place grade-wise. After every academic session, learners are promoted to a new grade if they perform well.
  3. Structured: Formal education follows a structured schedule that takes place every weekday. According to this, the teaching-learning process is administered.

Non-formal education

  1. Absence of Formal Institution: In non-formal education, there is no presence of a formal institution or system such as a school or college.
  2. Short term: Unlike formal education, the learning in non-formal education takes place on a short-term basis.
  3. Individual centered: In non-formal education, the learning can be centered and focused on an individual. Their learning capacity is taken into account and education is administered accordingly.
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