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Can INFED be accredited by TESDA and other agencies that accredit different skills taken in the INFED course?

Every course conducted under the INFED program may be accredited most especially if the resource person/s who conducted the course/activity is/are connected with the accrediting agency. Learners who have finished technical-vocational INFED courses who plan to apply and work abroad should pass the TESDA National Certificate (NC) test and be certified accordingly.


Informal Education

How long does an INFED course last?

The duration of each course vary depending on the following considerations: focus of each course based on the area of interest of the learners; range of skills covered by each course; and the pacing of the learner.

For more information, contact: Department of Education, 3rd Floor, Mabini Building DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City Tel: (02) 6355188/ (02) 6354694/ (02) 6355193/ (02) 6355194 Email: Visit the nearest DepEd Field Office in your area.

Bureau of Alternative Learning System

Bureau of Alternative Learning System Department of Education

What is Informal Education?

Informal Education (INFED) is a lifelong process of learning by which every person acquires and accumulates knowledge, skills, attitudes, and insights from daily experiences at home, at work, at play and from life itself. What is the legal basis of INFED in the Alternative Learning System (ALS)?

What are the delivery modalities of INFED?

Face to Face Use of Resource Person/s Institutional or On-the-Job Training (OJT) Use of Artisans (Guild System)

Who is an INFED Teacher?

Master craftsman or tradesman Expert on any area of learning Community workers Community volunteers Para-teachers

Republic Act 9155 otherwise known as the Governance of Basic Education Act, describes Informal Education as a pathway to learning in the Alternative Learning System. Informal Education covers learning outside the formal and nonformal education programs. Such learning is drawn from life experiences and is acquired from reading, media exposure and close observations in specific areas of interest.

How is learning in INFED measured?

In Informal Education, learning is measured using an INFED passport. It contains a list of skills the learner has acquired after participating in an INFED course. The INFED passport is used to assess what a learner can do after the learning intervention. It consist of the following:
Basic information on the learner, the CLC, the facilitator and resource person/s Description of the training course List of competencies relevant to the training

Who are the INFED learners?

All members of the community who have interests in special areas such as social, civic, aesthetic, cultural, spiritual, political, recreational, physical and other fields of lifelong learning are INFED learners. Hence, INFED learners are not confined to marginalized groups nor to those in disadvantaged areas. They may include the following:

Street children

Child laborers Illiterates Dropouts School leavers Parents Senior Citizens Workers Professionals Inmates Indigenous Peoples Fisher folks Farmers

Parts of an INFED Passport From the list of skills enumerated in the passport, the following may be done to assess the skills acquired by the learner at the end of the learning intervention/training:
Self-assessment - The learner may evaluate his/her own performance. Coaching - A guided discussion by the facilitator with the learner on the skills being mastered. Exhibit - the learner shows samples of output or evidence of learning. Skills sorting - The facilitator analyzes and evaluates the skills gained.