Education vs. Learning

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Education and Learning is that the Education is a learning in which knowledge and skills is transferred through teaching and Learning is a any process in an organism in which a relatively long-lasting adaptive behavioral change occurs as the result of experience

  • Education

    Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may 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.

    Education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship.

    A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age.

  • Learning

    Learning is the process of acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals, and some machines; there is also evidence for some kind of learning in some plants. Some learning is immediate, induced by a single event (e.g. being burned by a hot stove), but much skill and knowledge accumulates from repeated experiences. The changes induced by learning often last a lifetime, and it is hard to distinguish learned material that seems to be “lost” from that which cannot be retrieved.Humans learn before birth and continue until death as a consequence of ongoing interactions between people and their environment. The nature and processes involved in learning are studied in many fields, including educational psychology, neuropsychology, experimental psychology, and pedagogy. Research in such fields has led to the identification of various sorts of learning. For example, learning may occur as a result of habituation, or classical conditioning, operant conditioning or as a result of more complex activities such as play, seen only in relatively intelligent animals. Learning may occur consciously or without conscious awareness. Learning that an aversive event can’t be avoided nor escaped may result in a condition called learned helplessness. There is evidence for human behavioral learning prenatally, in which habituation has been observed as early as 32 weeks into gestation, indicating that the central nervous system is sufficiently developed and primed for learning and memory to occur very early on in development.Play has been approached by several theorists as the first form of learning. Children experiment with the world, learn the rules, and learn to interact through play. Lev Vygotsky agrees that play is pivotal for children’s development, since they make meaning of their environment through playing educational games.

  • Education (noun)

    The process of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment.

    “Good education is essential for a well-run society.”

  • Education (noun)

    Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally.

    “He has had a classical education.”

    “The educations our children receive depend on their economic status.”

  • Learning (noun)

    An act in which something is learned.

  • Learning (noun)

    Accumulated knowledge.

    “The department head was also a scholar of great learning.”

  • Learning (noun)

    Something that has been learned

  • Learning (verb)

    present participle of learn

    “I’m learning to ride a unicycle.”

  • Learning (noun)

    the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught

    “an important learning process”

    “these children experienced difficulties in learning”

  • Learning (noun)

    knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught

    “I liked to parade my learning in front of my sisters”

Oxford Dictionary

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