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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More definitions of "education":

  • (noun): Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction.
    Example: "It was clear that he had a very broad 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
  • (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 result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
    Synonyms: training, breeding

Famous quotes containing the word education:

    There are words in that letter to his wife, respecting the education of his daughters, which deserve to be framed and hung over every mantelpiece in the land. Compare this earnest wisdom with that of Poor Richard.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants. Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There comes a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given him to till.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)