Education

Description

Education is a purposeful activity directed at achieving certain aims, such as transmitting knowledge or fostering skills and character traits. These aims may include the development of understanding, rationality, kindness, and honesty. Various researchers emphasize the role of critical thinking in order to distinguish education from indoctrination. Some theorists require that education results in an improvement of the student while others prefer a value-neutral definition of the term. In a slightly different sense, education may also refer, not to the process, but to the product of this process: the mental states and dispositions possessed by educated people. Education originated as the transmission of cultural heritage from one generation to the next. Today, educational goals increasingly encompass new ideas such as the liberation of learners, skills needed for modern society, empathy, and complex vocational skills.

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Second Level Subjects

Education
Training
Vocational Guidance
Further Education
Physical Education
Primary Schooling
Secondary and Higher Education
Preschooling
Distance Education
Schools
Universities
Colleges
Academies
Educators
Rectors
Students
Graduates
Educational Content
Educational Level

Organizations relating to Education

International Society for Education through Art / Viseu, Portugal / Est. 1954
International Council of Psychologists / Boulder CO, USA / Est. 1941
Association mondiale des sciences de l'éducation / Reims, France / Est. 1953
International Association of University Presidents / New York NY, USA / Est. 1964
World Council for Curriculum and Instruction / San Diego CA, USA / Est. 1970
International Council for Adult Education / Belgrade, Serbia / Est. 1973
International Society for Music Education / Malvern VIC, Australia / Est. 1953
Catholic International Education Office / Rome, Italy / Est. 1952
Interski International / St Anton am Arlberg, Austria / Est. 1951
International Federation of Workers' Education Associations / Cape Town, South Africa / Est. 1947
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1958
International Association of Student Affairs and Services / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2000
World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education / Ellendale ND, USA / Est. 2009
EDU / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2011
International Society for Engineering Pedagogy / Villach, Austria / Est. 1972
Académie internationale de droit comparé / Paris, France / Est. 1924
International Society of the Learning Sciences / Madison WI, USA / Est. 2002
World Sand Sculpting Academy / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1990
International Institute of Ibero-American Literature / Pittsburgh PA, USA / Est. 1938
World Council of Comparative Education Societies / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1970
Association Internationale de Pédagogie Universitaire / Sherbrooke QC, Canada / Est. 1981
International Association for Educational Assessment / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1974
International College for Maxillo-Facial Surgery / Leipzig, Germany / Est. 1970
World Federation for Medical Education / Ferney-Voltaire, France / Est. 1972
Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1957
Association of Commonwealth Universities, The / London, UK / Est. 1913
Association francophone d'éducation comparée / Bordeaux, France / Est. 1973
International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities / Brookline MA, USA / Est. 1976
International Academy of Legal Medicine / Padua, Italy / Est. 1938
Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization / Rabat, Morocco / Est. 1982
Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences / Est. 1998
International Coach Federation / Lexington KY, USA / Est. 1992
International Association of University Professors of English / Calgary AB, Canada / Est. 1951
International Society for Teacher Education / St Catharines ON, Canada / Est. 1981
International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1985
Association for World Education / Portland ME, USA / Est. 1970
World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training / Trelissac, France / Est. 1969
Agence universitaire de La Francophonie / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1961
International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine / Est. 1959
International League for Teaching, Education and Popular Culture / Paris, France / Est. 1947
World ORT / London, UK / Est. 1880
ESPERANTO + EDUKADO / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1949
World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education / Melbourne VIC, Australia
International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine / Est. 2005
Network of International Education Associations / Tucson AZ, USA
Academy of Accounting Historians / Est. 1973
User Experience Professionals Association / Est. 1991
International Centre for Innovation in Education / Ulm, Germany / Est. 2005
International Conference of Occlusion Medicine
WorldCALL / Valencia, Spain

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