the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs,
and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and
directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of
educators, however learners can also educate themselves. Education 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.