Community learning

Community learning is a learning process going on in groups in the midst of social activities. In a broader sense, it includes all sorts of learning processes going on in formal, non-formal and informal adult and youth communities and community spaces, as a result of community activities and relations.

The shaping of knowledge, skills, mentalities and attitudes may change personalities on the one hand and, on the other, the community acquires new knowledge, skills and sentiments, which will lead to new local development projects, associations, institutions and community services.

The most typical forms of (community) learning:

  • clubs
  • book clubs, teach yourself groups
  • study groups
  • open universities, open scientific courses
  • people’s colleges.

This article based on the following document: Community development methodological guide