Knowledge vs. Education

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Main Difference

The main difference between Knowledge and Education is that the Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something (facts, information, descriptions, skills) which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning; theoretical or practical understanding of a subject and Education is a learning in which knowledge and skills is transferred through teaching

  • Knowledge

    Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.

    Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief”, though this definition is now thought by some analytic philosophers to be problematic because of the Gettier problems, while others defend the platonic definition. However, several definitions of knowledge and theories to explain it exist.

    Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgement in human beings.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc. from 14th c.

    “His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he’d seen on the Travel Channel.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something. from 14th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information. from 14th c.

    “Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc. from 14th c.

    “Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphs, perchance?”

    “A secretary should have a good knowledge of shorthand.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Justified true belief

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge). from 15th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Information or intelligence about something; notice. 15th-18th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    The total of what is known; all information and products of learning. from 16th c.

    “His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science. from 16th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Acknowledgement. 14th-16th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Notice, awareness. 17th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    The deep familiarity with certain routes and places of interest required by taxicab drivers working in London, England.

  • Knowledge (verb)

    To confess as true; to acknowledge. 13th-17th c.

  • 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.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject

    “a thirst for knowledge”

    “her considerable knowledge of antiques”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    the sum of what is known

    “the transmission of knowledge”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    information held on a computer system.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    true, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation

    “the programme had been developed without his knowledge”

    “he denied all knowledge of the incidents”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    sexual intercourse.

Oxford Dictionary

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