Social relationships, emotions and competencies in the contex of informal learning

Lifelong Learning
Learning environments are social environments, and learners are highly complex beings whose emotions interact with their learning in powerful ways. This study presents and discusses some theoretical starting points, addressing social relationships, emotion and competencies in the frame of informal learning context. Here, we also report some research findings of the project “IT in In-Service Teacher Training”, supported by USAID. Eleven professors and assistants from three Pedagogical faculties in Macedonia (Stip, Bitola, Skopje) were involved. The main aim of this study is to show the importance of social relationships and emotions which occurred during intentional informal learning between participants of the workshops, in the frame of the mentioned project.
 
Keywords: learning environments, social environments, emotion and competencies, social relationships. 
 
Ph.D. Lence Miloseva