Citizenship in non-formal education is the main objective, and it is thought in collective terms, occurs through social practice. Non-formal education is characterized by you would not have to import in to develop a predefined curriculum, which is based primarily on cravings, needs and interests of the persons who constitute the groups involved in actions and practices in the field of education. Proposals for non-formal education are downtown intended to enrich the individuals biography, expanding the range of experiences and formative experiences of children, youth, adults and elders. She emphasizes the encounter of generations, the mix of ages, no mandatory frequency and occurrence of actions and experiences in space and time more flexible, not restricted or set by regulatory bodies. She designates a process with various dimensions, corresponding the their abrangencia areas, which are: to) political rights of individuals while citizens learning; (b) the training of individuals to work, through learning skills and or/development potential; (c) learning and exercise of practices that enable individuals to organize with Community objectives, turns towards daily collective problems solving; (d) learning the contents of formal, school, schooling in forms and differentiated spaces; (e) education developed in the and by the mass media, especially electronics.

What difference the informal non-formal education in the first there is the intentionality of data subject in create or collect certain qualities and o/objectives, it is defined by an absence, compared to what there is in school (something that would be non-intentional, no-planificacion, non-structured), taking as a unique paradigm to formal education. Informal education takes place of spontaneous or natural processes even though it is charged, values and representations, as it is the case of the education family, for example, transmitted by parents in the family, living with friends, clubs, theatres, reading newspapers, books, turns etc. By AD monograph and TCC of education for teaching purposes the fields of non-formal education are divided into: destined to become literate or transmit knowledge has historically been systematized by the men and women, planned for the clienteles subjects of the educational actions, with a structure and an organization distinguished the school organizations, comprising the area that convenciono call popular education and education of young people and adults, and comprises education generated in the process of social participation in collective actions do not turns to the learning content of formal education.