This report shows that mobile solutions play a key role in refugees’ informal learning. Underpinning the definition of informal learning as ‘learning that occurs in daily life, in the family, in the workplace, in communities and through interests and activities of individuals’ (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2012), these practices of refugees’ informal learning include information gathering and problem solving in new environments during and after flight, and the development and maintenance of social networks across multiple contexts. Such networks help address isolation and hold significant learning potential from participatory and connectivist viewpoints (Siemens, 2005). However, there is no evidence demonstrating that the sole utilization of mobile media results in better integration of refugees into the mainstream cultures of their new host countries.
This book is adapted from UNESCO