The Importance of Informal Education

May 29, 2019

Formal education has been perceived as a foundation of a normal life for ages. Although in the recent years the Internet and eLearning have slightly changed the concept, there are still statistics that say, for example, that people who drop out of college make 35% less money than those who finish the university with a degree. It seems that getting a diploma at a certified educational institution is the only way to achieve something in your life, and if you keep to the same idea, we’re sorry to disappoint you – no, it’s not.


There are 3 forms of education that each person has to take into account before making a choice:

  • Formal education that you are so familiar with.

  • Non-formal education like fitness programs, conferences, non-credit courses, etc.

  • Informal education that makes you the boss of your learning.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the last type and prove our words that college is not the single solution path. In fact, informal education can become even more beneficial in your pursue of cool career, self-development, and success. How exactly? Let’s find out!    


Informal education is a self-controlled and self-guided type of learning that usually don’t have a formal curriculum and can be spontaneous. Now, let’s talk about the most important benefits of such education.