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 Definition Learning and teaching activities for the purpose of acquiring knowledge, skills or social norms. [d] [e]

Forgive me if I'm stepping into an area I shouldn't be...I'm hoping to contribute in the area of educational technology. I would be happy to post a framework for the education page, which we can then edit as necessary. Thought? Bill MacKenty 07:59, 29 March 2007 (CDT)

Hi Bill,

Have at it! I'll be very interested, since I have a special interest in educational theory. I deleted the short notice you put on Education, simply because I think we should make a practice of not placing anything on a page unless we write at least 50, and preferably 100, words on the topic itself. If we turn a red link blue, people should expect to find substantial information on the page. --Larry Sanger 08:27, 29 March 2007 (CDT)

"Education" is not short for "Formal Education"

This article states that "Education" is short for "Formal Education." That is simply not true. If it were, "Informal Education" would be an oxymoron. Elizabeth Lawver 17:48, 21 June 2007 (CDT)

So, fix it. :-) ---Stephen Ewen 20:37, 21 June 2007 (CDT)
Okay, I will. We also must come up with a better definition for education (one that encompasses informal education as well as formal education). I'm thinking something like "Education is both the act of learning and the skills and knowledge gained through the process of learning." Elizabeth Lawver 15:34, 22 June 2007 (CDT)

Outline that was put on the main page

Methods of Education

Schooling

Conventional Schooling

Higher Education

Secondary School

Middle School

Elementary School

Early Childhood Education

Alternative Schooling

Free Schools

Montessori Method

Democratic Schools

Waldorf Schools

Home education

Unschooling

Unit Studies

Topics in Education

Corporate / Business Education

Informal Education

Formal Education

Educational Technology

New and Innovative Approaches

Educational Theory / Learning Theory

Education History

Teaching by Subject Area

Science/Engineering Education

Mathematics Education

Teaching Reading and Writing

History/Social Studies Education

Continuation of discussion