Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the
knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one
generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education
frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be
autodidactic. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one
thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education is commonly
divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and
then college, university or apprenticeship.