It is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methodsinclude storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. It frequently takes place under the guidance of educators. But learners may also educate themselves. It 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.
It 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.