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Lecture at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, CTU, in Prague
School children sitting in the shade of an orchard in Bamozai, near Gardez, Paktya Province, Afghanistan
Student participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition, Washington, D.C.

Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.

Education is commonly and formally divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and then college, university or apprenticeship. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to an education.<ref name=ICESCR-art13.1>ICESCR, Article 13.1</ref> Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn't, and a minority of parents choose home-schooling, sometimes with the assistance of modern electronic educational technology (also called e-learning). Education can take place in formal or informal settings.


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