The Research Network on
New Approaches to Lifelong Learning


Home Groups Mambers Partners Project Resources Links News

NALL Working Papers and Resources

Survey of Informal Learning

NALL Working Papers
                 We encourage you to print NALL Working Papers and other materials from our website (click on the underlined title). Most materials can be read within your browser. To read PDF file (indicated) please note that you need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Click here for Adobe Acrobat Reader.


01. Matt Adams et al. (1999).  Preliminary Bibliography of the Research Network for New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) [HTML

02. Alan M. Thomas  (1999). Wrestling with the Iceberg. Plenary Address to “Wrestling with the Iceberg of Informal Learning” NALL’s Third Annual Conference, Toronto, February 19, 1999.

03. Michelle P. Goldberg and David Corson  (1999). Immigrant and Aboriginal First Languages as Prior Learning Qualifications

04. Terry Wotherspoon and Joanne Butler  (1999). Informal Learning: Cultural Experiences and   Entrepreneurship Among Aboriginal People

05. Julian Tanner, Scott Davies, Bill O’Grady  (1999). Whatever Happened to Yesterday’s Rebels?

06. Roxana Ng with Renita Yuk-lin Wong and Angela Choi  (1999).  Homeworking: Home Office or Home Sweatshop?

07. Winston Gereluk, Derek Briton and Bruce Spencer  (1999). Learning About Labour in Canada

08. Allen Tough  (1999). Reflections on the Study of Adult Learning

09. Fay Mombourquette, Robert McEwan, Andy McBride  (1999). Narrowing Opportunities for Adults in Ontario Secondary Schools

10. D.W. Livingstone  (2000). Exploring the Icebergs of Adult Learning: Findings of the First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices


11. Kathryn Church, Jean-Marc Fontan, Roxana Ng, Eric Shragge  (2000). Social Learning Among People Who  Are Excluded From The Labour Market - Part One: Context and Case Studies.

12. Mary Stratton and Barbara Levine   (2000). Women and Community Economic Development: Changing Knowledge, Changing Practice: A Summary of Research Results

Available in French:
Mary Stratton and Barbara Levine (2000). Les femmes et le développement économique communautaire : un savoir en évolution, une pratique en évolution : Un résumé des résultats d’un projet de recherche

13. Diane Meaghan (2000). A Comparative Investigation of Safer Sex Practices Among Canadian and New Zealand Prostitutes, Discussion Paper for the 4th Annual NALL Conference, October 2000

14. Harry Smaller, Rosemary Clark, Doug Hart, David Livingstone, Zahra Noormohammed  (2000). Teacher Learning, Informal and Formal: Results of a Canadian Teachers' Federation Survey

15. Kathryn Church (2000). The Communal 'We'? A Conversation Piece on the Richness of Being a Network.

16. Celia Haig-Brown  (2000). Some thoughts on protocol in university/community parternships

17.  Celia Haig-Brown, (2000).  Taking down the walls: Communities and educational research in Canada's 21st Century

18. Darlene E. Clover and Budd L. Hall  (2000).  In Search of Social Movement Learning: The Growing Jobs for Living Project

19. Daniel Schugurensky  (2000). The Forms of Informal Learning: Towards a Conceptualization of the Field


20. Kathryn Church (2001). Learning To Walk Between Worlds: Informal learning in psychiatric survivor-run businesses: A retrospective re-reading of research process and results from 1993-1999

21. David Livingstone (2001). Adults' Informal Learning: Definitions, findings, Gaps and Future Research

22. Michelle Goldberg & David Corson (2001).Minority Languages Learned Informally - The Social Construction of Language Skills Through the Discourse of Ontario Employers

23. George E. Burns (2001). Discursive Power and Problems of Native Inclusiveness in the Public Education System: A Study of Mandated School Councils

24. Karen Lior, D'Arcy Martin, Anne Morais (2001). Tacit Skills, Informal Knowledge and Reflective Practic

25. Marilyn Laiken (2001). Models of Organizational Learning: Paradoxes and Best Practices in the Post Industrial Workplace  [PDF FORMAT

26. Priti Shah (2001). Learning Capacities in the Community and Workplace:  An action research project, Report on the community and literacy learners, Vancouver, BC, 1997 to 1998

27. Nina Bascia (2001). The Other Side of the Equation: Professional Development and the Organizational Capcity of Teacher Unions

28. George E. Burns (2001). Toward a Redefinition of Formal and Informal Learning: Education ahnd the Aboriginal People

29. Marilyn Laiken (2001). From Informal to Organizational Learning in the Post-Industrial Workplace  [PDF FORMAT

30. Pamela Rose Toulouse, Sagamok Anishnawbek (2001). The Decision Makers and Varying Conceptions of Cultural Inclusion at Beedaban School

31. D.W. Livingstone and Reuben Roth (2001). Workers’ Knowledge: An Untapped Resource in the Labour Movement


33. D.W. Livingstone (2001). BASIC PATTERNS OF WORK AND LEARNING IN CANADA: Findings of the 1998 NALL Survey of Informal Learning and Related Statistics Canada Surveys

34. Anne Morais with Karen Lior & D'Arcy Martin  (2001). Revolution of Experiences: Evolution of the Skills and Knowledge Profile

35. Anne Morais (2001). Honouring Their Stories: The Experience of One Interviewer

36. D.W. Livingstone and Susan Stowe (2001). Class and University Education: Inter-generational Patterns in Canada

37. Jack Quarter and Harish Midha (2001). Informal Learning Processes in a Worker Co-operative

38. Dorothy E. Smith (2001). The storage and transmission of men's non-formal skills in working class communities: a working paper

39. Harry Smaller, Doug Hart, Rosemary Clark, David Livingstone  (2001). Informal/Formal Learning and Workload Among Ontario Secondary School Teachers

40. Joyce Pitawanakwat (2001). Informal Learning Culture Through the Life Course: Initiatives in Native Organizations and Communities

41. Shahrzad Mojab and Susan McDonald (2001). Women, Violence and Informal Learning

42. Mary Stratton and Ted Jackson (2001). Knowledge Collisions: Perspectives from CED Practitioners Working with Women

43. Bernie Warren (2001). What do clown doctors know and how do they learn to do what they do?

44. Nina Bascia (2001). Learning Through Struggle: How the Alberta Teachers' Association maintains an even keel

45. Peter Sawchuk (2001). The Final Report of the "Learning Capacities in the Community and Workplace Project": Unioned Industrial Workplace Site (Ontario) Winter 1998

46. Peter Sawchuk (2001). Online Learning for Labour Movement Activists.

47. Bruce Spencer (2001). Labour Education in Canada Today: A PLAR Report.

47a. Bruce Spencer (2001). Complete Appendix to "Labour Education in Canada Today:  A PLAR Report"

48. Teresa (Tracy) C. Luciani (2001). The Second NALL Bibliography on Informal and Nonformal Learning


49. Allen Tough (2002). The Iceberg of Adult Learning

50. Fiona Duguid (2002). Emotion Working Learning:  Findings, Gaps, and Suggestions

51. Shahzad Mojah, Naomi Binder Wall, and Susan McDonald (2002). Collaborative Learning for Change

52. Alan Thomas, Monica Collins and Lynette Plett (2002). Dimensions of the Experience of Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

53. Marilyn E. Laiken (2002). Managing The Action/Reflection Polarity Through Dialogue:  A Path To Transformative Learning

54. David Livingstone (2002). Mapping the Iceberg

55. Diane Meaghan (2002). Stigma to Sage:  Learning and Teaching Safer Sex Practices Among Canadian Sex Trade Workers

56. Kari Dehi and Doreen Fumia (2002). Teachers' Informal Learning, Identity and Contemporary Education 'Reform'

57. Michael Welton (2002). Fraught with Wonderful Possibilities:  Father Jimmy Thompkins and the Struggle for a Catholic Progressivism, 1902 - 1922

58. George J. Sefa Dei (2002). Rethinking the Role of Indigenous Knowledges in the Academy

59. George J. Sefa Dei (2002). Spiritual Knowing and Transformative Learning

61. Celia Haig-Brown, Kaaren Dannenmann/Kaamatweyaashiik (2002). To Be in Good Relation: The Search for Community

62. Diane Gérin-Lajoie (2002). Identité Bilingue et Jeunes en Milieu Francophone Minoritaire: Un phénomène complexe

63. Duane Truex (2001). ERP  System as Facilitating And Confounding factors in Corporate Mergers: the case of two Canadian Telecommunications companies

64. Laura Mitchell, D.W. Livingstone (2002). 'ALL ON YOUR OWN TIME:' Informal learning Practices of Bank Branch Workers

65. Scott Davies (2002). School Choice by Default? Understanding the Growing Demand for Private Tutoring in Canada

66. Roxana Ng  (2002). TRAINING FOR WHOM? FOR WHAT? Reflection on the Lack of Training Opportunities for Immigrant Garment Workers

67. Stephen Billett, Michelle Barker & Bernie Hernon-Tinning  (2002). Co-participatory practices at work


68. Janice Aurini  (2003).  Market Professionals in the Private Tutoring Industry: Balancing Profitability with the Humanistic Face of Schooling

69. Janice Aurini and Scott Davies  (2003). The Transformation of Private Tutoring: Education in a Franchise Form

70. Margaret Fisher  (2003). Informal Learning of Seniors in Canadian Society

71. Dorothy E. Smith with Stephan Dobson (2003).  Storing and Transmitting Skills: The Expropriation of Working Class Control

72. Jorge Sousa and Jack Quarter (2003) Informal and Non-formal learning in Non-profit Organizations

73. Ruramisai Charumbira (2003) "I am Definitely not Leaving without a Degree" :
 A View from the Crossroads of Informal and Formal Learning
The Transitional Year Program at the University of Toronto.

In keeping with our commitment to discuss NALL's findings in alternative media, we commissioned well-known Toronto folksinger/composer Sage to craft a song inspired by interviews with informal learners. Click here to listen to "Thirsty Minds" (higher sound quality, slower download) "Thirsty Minds" (lower sound quality, faster download) a song sung by Sage (Arlene Mantle) and written by Arlene Mantle and Jackie McAlpine. For lyrics to "Thirsty Minds" click here.

Introduction to the Skills and Knowledge ProfileThe Skills and Knowledge Profile (PDF format) and Coach's Manual: The Skills and Knowledge Profile (PDF format) (posted: January 10, 2000)

Home Groups Members Partners Projects Resources Links News

The Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
252 Bloor Street W, #12-246, Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6, Canada
Tel (416) 923-6641 ext./poste 2392, Fax (416) 926-4751

* Links to external sites will open in a new browser window.