Definitions for educational
ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃə nled·u·ca·tion·al
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relating to the process of education
"an educational film"
A free (or low cost) trip for travel consultants, provided by a travel operator or airline as a means of promoting their service. A fam trip
Of, or relating to education.
A school is an educational establishment.
Instructive, or helping to educate.
They were shown an educational film about VD.
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. Types of education are commonly divided into formal, non-formal, and informal education. Formal education takes place in education and training institutions, is usually structured by curricular aims and objectives, and learning is typically guided by a teacher. In most regions, formal education is compulsory up to a certain age and commonly divided into educational stages such as kindergarten, primary school and secondary school. Nonformal education occurs as addition or alternative to formal education. It may be structured according to educational arrangements, but in a more flexible manner, and usually takes place in community-based, workplace-based or civil society-based settings. Lastly, informal education occurs in daily life, in the family, any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational, whether unintentional or intentional. In practice there is a continuum from the highly formalized to the highly informalized, and informal learning can occur in all three settings. For instance, homeschooling can be classified as nonformal or informal, depending upon the structure. Regardless of setting, educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion, and directed research. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy. Education is supported by a variety of different philosophies, theories and empirical research agendas. There are movements for education reforms, such as for improving quality and efficiency of education towards relevance in students' lives and efficient problem solving in modern or future society at large, or for evidence-based education methodologies. A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. For example, 24 January is the International Day of Education. At UN - level, several observance years and decades have been dedicated to education, such as 1970 International Education Year. Education is also one of the 17 Global Goals, where global initiatives aim at achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4, which promotes quality education for all.
Educational refers to anything related to the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, or habits through teaching, training, or research. It can be associated with formal or informal learning methods such as schooling, training programs, or self-study. It may also relate to materials or activities designed to instruct or impart knowledge, especially in a school or university setting.
of or pertaining to education
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Rank popularity for the word 'educational' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3139
Rank popularity for the word 'educational' in Adjectives Frequency: #231
The numerical value of educational in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of educational in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
[The] education that Africa needs is one that is skills-based, technologically grounded and globally competitive, in a knowledge driven world, a colonially-molded education which litters the entire continent can hardly play that role. It's a law and order educational system meant to serve a specific form of political regime and society. Africa needs to reinvent its educational system towards a modern competitive age.
A 2020 Census that more than tripled the percentage of undercounted Latinos from Census 2010 is completely unacceptable and further demonstrates the dire need for Officials Educational Fund nation to make fundamental changes in how Officials Educational Fund count U.S. residents.
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- educatiu, didàcticCatalan, Valencian
- výchovný, vzdělávacíCzech
- oideachasúil, oideasach, oideachaisIrish
- edukazzjonali, edukattivMaltese
- opvoedkundig, onderwijskundigDutch
- educacional, educativoPortuguese
- учебный, воспитательный, образовательныйRussian
- mësimor, arsimtar, arsimorAlbanian
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