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47 child terms

Broadly speaking, education refers to any act or experience that has a formative effect on an individual's mind, character, or physical ability.
In its technical sense, education is the formal process by which society, through schools, colleges, universities and other institutions, deliberately transmits its cultural heritage and its accumulated knowledge, values and skills to the next generation.
Source: EU commission (Eurostat) 2016, Europe
The gradual process by which a person gains knowledge and understanding through learning.
Source: Ministry of Labour 2005, Jordan
The process by which societies deliberately transmit their accumulated information, knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values, skills, competencies and behaviours across generations. It involves communication designed to bring about learning.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2011, Global
(1) The process of imparting awareness, knowledge, skills and attitudes or behaviors; (2) the field of study concerned with teaching and learning. (Definition also used by Queensland government)
Source: Wahba 2013, Global
Education is understood here to mean learning that is deliberate, intentional, purposeful and organized.
Source: UNESCO (Rethinking Education) 2015, Global

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