7.2 Formal Learning
While we are at school or attending any other kind of formal learning, we can expect that the teacher or trainer has set up a formal lesson plan or curriculum, including set learning goals, timing and methodology of lessons, as well as a form of assessing if we have internalised the learning content to a satisfying extent. Formal learning has a concrete start and end, and upon completion, there usually awaits a certificate or diploma stating that the student has successfully attended and finished the lessons and courses.
Reflective question for the reader:
- Think about your own learning in a formal setting – what did you find especially challenging, what did you enjoy about it?