What is Education?

  • (noun): The activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill.
    Example: "He received no formal education"
    Synonyms: instruction, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity
    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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... 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 ...
Internationalization (Globalization and Education)
... Education is becoming increasingly international ... how the school should operate and what is education ... contributed to the internationalization of education ...
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 ... 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 ...
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): 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"
  • (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

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