The Difference Between Learning and Education

Learning is the acquisition of new knowledge or skills.


Education is the organisation of knowledge and skills. It is the formalised implementation of learning. Knowledge (in internet age especially) is so readily available to those willing to learn. Education is scarce because it requires the educator to understand how to organise knowledge and why it needs to be organised in the first place. In an age where the ability to learn almost anything is available to those with access to the internet,  education is becoming more and more important.