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OVERVIEW OF NOUN EDUCATION

1) education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity: the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; “he received no formal education”; “our instruction was carefully programmed”; “good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded”

2) education: knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; “it was clear that he had a very broad education”

3) education: the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; “education is a preparation for life”; “a girl’s education was less important than a boy’s”

4) education: the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

5) education, training, breeding: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); “a woman of breeding and refinement”

6) Department of Education, Education Department, Education: the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

noun education has 6 sense(s) (first 5 from tagged texts)


education (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Education (disambiguation).
Lecture at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, CTU, in Prague
School children sitting in the shade of an orchard in Bamozai, near Gardez, Paktya Province, Afghanistan
Student participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition, Washington, D.C.
An Indian school in Mizoram celebrates Teachers' Day

Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.

Education is commonly and formally divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and then college, university or apprenticeship. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to an education. Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn't, and a minority of parents choose home-schooling, sometimes with the assistance of modern electronic educational technology (also called e-learning). Education can take place in formal or informal settings.

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