A lesson is a structured period of time where learning is intended to occur. It involves one or more students (also called pupils or learners in some circumstances) being taught by a teacher or instructor. A lesson may be either one section of a textbook (which, apart from the printed page, can also include multimedia) or, more frequently, a short period of time during which learners are taught about a particular subject or taught how to perform a particular activity. Lessons are generally taught in a classroom but may instead take place in a situated learning environment.
In a wider sense, a lesson is an insight gained by a learner into previously unfamiliar subject-matter. Such a lesson can be either planned or accidental, enjoyable or painful. The colloquial phrase “to teach someone a lesson”, means to punish or scold a person for a mistake they have made in order to ensure that they do not make the same mistake again.Lessons can also be made entertaining. When the term education is combined with entertainment, the term edutainment is coined.
A moral (from Latin morālis) is a message that is conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader, or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim. A moral is a lesson in a story or in real life.
A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.
“In our school a typical working week consists of around twenty lessons and ten hours of related laboratory work.”
A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
Something learned or to be learned.
“Nature has many lessons to teach to us.”
Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
“I hope this accident taught you a lesson!”
“The accident was a good lesson to me.”
A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.
“Here endeth the first lesson.”
An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
To give a lesson to; to teach.
Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.
“a moral poem”
Conforming to a standard of right behaviour; sanctioned by or operative on one’s conscience or ethical judgment.
“a moral obligation”
Capable of right and wrong action.
“a moral agent”
Probable but not proved.
“a moral certainty”
Positively affecting the mind, confidence, or will.
“a moral victory;”
The ethical significance or practical lesson.
“The moral of w|The Boy Who Cried Wolf is that if you repeatedly lie, people won’t believe you when you tell the truth.”
Moral practices or teachings: modes of conduct.
A morality play.