What is education?

  • (noun): The United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979.
    Synonyms: Department of Education, Education Department
    See also — Additional definitions below

Education

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through autodidacticism. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts.

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Outcome-based Education - What Is OBE?
... Outcome-based education is a model of education that rejects the traditional focus on what the school provides to students, in favor of making students ... The key features which may be used to judge if a system has implemented an outcomes-based education systems are Creation of a curriculum framework that outlines specific, measurable outcomes ... A commitment not only to provide an opportunity of education, but to require learning outcomes for advancement ...
Yaroslavl - Education
... Amongst the non-state funded institutions for further education in the city is the International Academy for Business and New Technologies (MUBiNT), and also a number of ...
Queens' College, Cambridge - Education At Queens'
... from all academic disciplines, except the combination of Education with English and Drama ... all other Cambridge colleges, undergraduate education is based on the tutorial system ...
Fort Wayne, Indiana - Infrastructure - Education - Libraries
... In 1997, Places Rated Almanac recognized Fort Wayne as having the highest reading quotient of any place in North America, due in part to the city's quality library system. ...
Internationalization (Globalization and Education)
... Education is becoming increasingly international ... global rules and norms of how the school should operate and what is education ... have contributed to the internationalization of education ...

More definitions of "education":

  • (noun): The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
    Synonyms: training, breeding
  • (noun): Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction.
    Example: "It was clear that he had a very broad education"
  • (noun): The profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university).
  • (noun): The gradual process of acquiring knowledge.
    Example: "Education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

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    Until we devise means of discovering workers who are temperamentally irked by monotony it will be well to take for granted that the majority of human beings cannot safely be regimented at work without relief in the form of education and recreation and pleasant surroundings.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    Nature has taken more care than the fondest parent for the education and refinement of her children. Consider the silent influence which flowers exert, no less upon the ditcher in the meadow than the lady in the bower. When I walk in the woods, I am reminded that a wise purveyor has been there before me; my most delicate experience is typified there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

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    Richard B. Stolley (20th century)