|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 and also 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. |
Formal 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.
The Education Committee prepares items for discussion by EU education ministers. The items cover all levels ofeducation and training, from early childhood education and compulsory schooling through to vocational training,higher education and adult learning. The Education Committee also serves as a catalyst for cooperation and the exchange of best practices in areas such as:
The Education Committee also prepares items such as the Erasmus+ programme and other initiatives in the education field for adoption by ministers.