Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, 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. Younger students who spend more time on education generally have slightly worse, or the same academic performance, as those who spend less time on education.