A white-bearded sage teaches two boys to read (illustration from 1905).
Education in antiquity (etching, 1818).

Education is the building of understanding and knowledge, both informally through day to day experiences (e.g. at home) and formally.

Individuals receive informal education from a variety of sources. Family members, peers, books and mass media have a strong influence on the informal education of the individual.

Teaching is the transferring of knowledge and/or skills from one person to another. Formal education (e.g. in preschools, schools, courses, workshops) is usually given by professional teachers.

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