STATUS AND PECULIARITIES OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF NON-FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Keywords:formal, non-formal, informal education, continuous education, competencies, labor market, evaluation
The article reveals trends in organizing educational process on the principles of formal, non-formal and informal models. Nowadays non-formal and informal education is becoming relevant. Unlike formal education, these forms are free from strict rules and regulations, can satisfy educational needs of citizens to a greater extent, regardless of their age, gender, educational level. They also expand professional competences, realizing the most important human need for impressions, for personal development, which leads to professional growth of a person. The article substantiates the idea that non-formal and informal models of education are available to people of all ages, are important part of socialization of a person, help master new social roles, contribute to spiritual development.
During the study, interest and preferences in various forms of adult education were revealed. The article touches upon the issues of evaluation, recognition and certification (accreditation) of the results of non-formal and informal education in Armenia. The obtained results show that interest in various forms of adult education is growing both from science and from practitioners, especially in the era of information society. Recognized results may be a sufficient condition to enter the labor market, realize a particular job or occupation.
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