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I am a researcher in Scotland (Edinburgh) who is very interested in the interface between informal and formal learning. For quite awhile now I've been following the hunch that there is a lot of creativity and wisdom in how people of any age learn informally, that is, when they are just playing around. Formal education should learn how to, open doors, build better bridges to include some of this. I look forward to the day when public learning is not formal learning. So I am very interested in this community that is forming, and welcome any comments.

--Beth cross 15:29, 21 June 2006 (BST)

Hi Beth - and welcome to WikiWorks. One of the killer questions seems to me to be about how we recognise/acknowledge people's expertise (the learning that has taken place) in informal contexts - if we could crack that then I suspect everything else would fall into place. This links with the assessment problem.

I'd be interested to know more about your research ....

PS Incidentally, why did you add this info to the 'discussion' panel rather than the 'article'? (See the tabs along the top of this panel) - I have taken the liberty of duplicating your text on the 'article'

PPS I am interested that you put your name etc as a heading at the bottom of your entry - one of the things I have been experimenting with is how to layout the content of the discussion panels so that you can follow the thread of a discussion - for example see

  • Talk:Steves Provocations - where we have used headings starting with the date and subject line
  • Talk:Main Page where we have used level 1 headings for the first post in a thread, level 2 headings for responses to that post, (and will use level 3 headings for responses to level 2 comments)
  • Some other places (that I can't now locate!) where we have used indentation to mark level of response (So first level comment is not indented, responses to first level are indented (using a : at the front of the line), responses to second level responses are indented twice (using :: at the front of the line) etc..
  • Schome techy blogg and Schome community history are also attempts to engage folk in posting thoughts - using the Wiki pages like a blogg (so in reverse chronological order with dated entries)

PeterT 06:07, 22 June 2006 (BST)