Dr. Tanya Zhelyazkova-Teya
Institute of Informal Innovation (Bulgaria)
Abstract. The article presents the foundations of the Pedagogy of Informal Education, created by the author during 12 years of research work in informal education. The object, the subject, the general scientific definition, the categorical apparatus, the prerequisites, the goals, the tasks, the principles, the laws, the approaches, the methods, the models of teaching, the components of the educational process, the sections and the pedagogical „family“ of Pedagogy of informal education as transpedagogy are presented. The experience of general pedagogy and the existing special pedagogies is used, taking into account the specifics of informal education. Philosophical, general scientific and concrete scientific methods of theoretical and empirical research are applied.
Keywords: educational triad; formal education; non-formal education; informal education; Pedagogy of Informal Education; informal educators; Homo creabilis