Outline of education

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to education:

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development.[1]

Participants in education[edit]

History of education[edit]

Educational philosophies[edit]

Educational theory and practice[edit]

Pedogagical and instructional approaches[edit]

Teaching methods[edit]

Educational materials, tools and technologies[edit]

Types of educational goals and outcomes[edit]

There are many types of potential educational aims and objectives, irrespective of the specific subject being learned. Some can cross multiple school disciplines.

Educational assessment, qualification and certification (for students)[edit]

Educational qualifications (for teachers)[edit]

Branches of education[edit]

Education by level or stage[edit]

Education by funding and governance[edit]

Education by subject, specialization or department[edit]

Educational scholars and researchers[edit]

Educational research[edit]

In addition, research methods are drawn from many social research and psychological fields.

Educational organizations[edit]

Types of educational institutions[edit]

  • School – an institution designed for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education (commonly compulsory), in which students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. Non-compulsory higher education follows, and is taught in institutions called a college or university.

Specific schools[edit]


Governmental organisations and agencies[edit]


  • Library – collection, or institution that provides a collection, of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. Among its purposes is to support the ongoing education of its members.

Types of libraries[edit]

Specific libraries[edit]


  • Museum – an institution, the purpose of which is collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public.

Types of museums[edit]

See also[edit]


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