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 demonstrate that they "know and are able to do" whatever the ... 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 branches from Moscow-bas ...
Internationalization (Globalization and Education)
... Education is becoming increasingly international ... the global rules and norms of how the school should operate and what is education ... Baccalaureate have contributed to the internationalization of education ...
Queens' College, Cambridge - Education At Queens'
... all academic disciplines, except the combination of Education with English and Drama ... As in 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. ...

More definitions of "education":

  • (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 result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
    Synonyms: training, breeding
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word education:

    In my state, on the basis of the separate but equal doctrine, we have made enormous strides over the years in the education of both races. Personally, I think it would have been sounder judgment to allow that progress to continue through the process of natural evolution. However, there is no point crying about spilt milk.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    It’s fairly obvious that American education is a cultural flop. Americans are not a well-educated people culturally, and their vocational education often has to be learned all over again after they leave school and college. On the other hand, they have open quick minds and if their education has little sharp positive value, it has not the stultifying effects of a more rigid training.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. And even if only one good memory is left in our hearts, it may also be the instrument of our salvation one day.
    Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)