Education

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  • The act or process of imparting or acquiring knowledge or skills.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators; however, learners can also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings, and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy. Formal education is commonly divided formally into stages such as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age. There are movements for education reforms, such as for improving quality and efficiency of education towards relevance in students' lives and efficient problem solving in modern or future society at large, or for evidence-based education methodologies. A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. Global initiatives aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4, which promotes quality education for all.

    教育(きょういく、英語: education)という語は多義的に使用されており、以下のような意味がありうる。 * 教え育てること。 * 知識、技術などを教え授けること。 * 人を導いて善良な人間とすること。 * 人間に内在する素質、能力を発展させ、これを助長する作用。 * 人間を望ましい姿に変化させ、価値を実現させる活動。 教育を研究する学問を教育学と言う。教育学は、哲学・心理学・社会学・歴史学などの方法を用いて教育を研究する。様々な目的で細分化されており、基礎的・基本的なものとして、教育哲学・教育社会学・教育心理学・教育史学などがあり、実践的なものとして領域教育方法論・臨床教育学・教科教育学なものがある。(中学や高校の)教師になろうとする人は、必修科目として教育学を学ぶ。(ただし大学教授は教育学を学んでいない人がなっていることは多い。)

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