Education is a broad term used to describe the process by which a person acquires acquired knowledge or skills, social behaviors, beliefs, morals, values, and habits through interaction with others. It includes all of the learning processes and practices related to the education of humans from birth to adolescence. The primary functions of education are the development of the personality of a child through experiences and the repetition of behaviors and lessons learned. It also develops an understanding of society at large and develops the ability of individuals to learn and adapt to changes in their environment. The goal of education is to produce people who can adapt and interact well in society.
Education is generally separated into two main types: formal and informal. Formal education is a process through which individuals are trained in a classroom setting by a qualified instructor or institution. Forms of formal education include graduate schools, university degrees, vocational/trade schools, and technical/vocational schools. Informal learning on the other hand is a self-directed learning experience that can be conducted in many settings such as homes, schools, community organizations, and colleges.
In today’s world, formal education is generally limited to four specific fields namely: business, law and medical, engineering, and architecture. Most countries, however, recognized the importance of educating their young people in other fields so as to develop their social media skills and business acumen. While many schools provide formal education in the form of classroom lectures, there are also many that offer non-formal education. Some of the common non-formal education include art and craft, music, culinary arts, physical education, and foreign languages.