The way that YOU view and define learning has a tremendous impact on how you approach homeschooling your kids.
In this article and podcast episode, we’re going to look at the definition and history of the word learn, how we approach learning, and how your beliefs about how children learn effects your family. In addition, you’ll find helpful videos about learning further down this page.
Definitions of Learning, Education, and School
We started this blog post by asking “What Do You Believe About Education?” However, as we proceeded with defining the words school and education, it’s clear that these two words are frequently used interchangeably. The words school and education have become nearly synonymous in meaning. As a result, we have shifted our focus to consider how children and people learn best.
School vs Education vs Learning
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that for homeschool families, the words school and education have very different connotations and that one does not need to go to school to “be educated” or “to learn.”
Since our society uses the words education and school interchangeably, we decided to answer the question: “What is learning?”
Consider how your own education and experiences impact your belief system about how children learn. Your belief system about how children learn and should be educated impacts your family in a tremendous way.
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How Do YOU Learn Best?
Ask the following questions about yourself.
- How do you learn best?
- What do you like to do. Think about what interests you? What do you need to learn more about to effectively navigate your life?
- Where do you have the most enjoyable learning experiences?
- When do you learn best?
- Why do you like to learn?
After thinking about how you learn best, think about something you’ve always wanted to learn. If you could learn this thing for yourself, not for a grade, how would you approach learning this new thing?
What is the Definition of Learning: Schooling vs Learning
Have you ever thought about what learning really is and how a person learns?
How do you know when your child has actually learned something?
Do we need to follow the school-at-home model for our children to learn?
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How Do Children Learn Best?
Ask the follow questions about how your child learns.
- How does your child learn best?
- What does your child like to do and what interests your child? What do they need to learn to become an independent adult.
- Where does your child have the most enjoyable learning experiences?
- When does your child learn best?
- Why does your child like to learn?
How does your definition of learning compare with how you are currently educating your child?
If you’re following a traditional school model and doing school-at-home, is this the best way to help your child learn?
How Do YOU Define Learning?
With these thoughts in mind, take a moment to create your own definition of what it means to learn.
Need a Dictionary?
Defining the Word Learn
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition of Learn.
verb: a1) to gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience; a2) memorize; b) to come to be able; c) to come to realize
verb: a) nonstandard : teach b) obsolete : to inform of something
verb: to come to know: hear
intransitive verb: to acquire knowledge or skill or a behavioral tendencyMerriam-Webster Dictionary
The Definition of Learning
Does this definition of learn match the way YOU define the word learn?
By today’s definition, the word learn is about acquiring knowledge, understanding, or a skill. Notice how there are a variety of ways to gain specific knowledge, understanding or skill.
According to this definition of the word learn, one could study, receive instruction, have an experience, or simply hear about something to learn.
Do you also notice how the words school and educate are not included in the definition of learn.
Learner’s Dictionary: A Simplified Definition of Learn
Here is the definition of the word learn as defined in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
The word learn means to:
- gain knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.
- cause (something) to be in your memory by studying it : memorize
- hear or be told (something) : to find out (something)
- become able to understand (something) through experience
While this isn’t always the case, the full definition and the simplified definition seem to be nearly the same.
The obsolete meaning of learn wasn’t mentioned here, but we’ll examine that later with the history of the word learn.
Note: School & Educate are NOT Used in the Definition of Learn
Again, notice that the words school and educate are not used with the definition of learn. This is important because it is often unnecessary to go to school in order to learn.
Also, there are two aspects of an education, one side is the person who is learning and the other side is the source that is teaching. The teaching, however, can come in a variety of forms – books, articles, videos, experiences, teachers, parents, friends, etc.
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An Example: Schooling vs Learning vs Education
Your Mom, Surgeons & Hairdressers :)
Just as it is not necessary to go to school in order to learn, it is also not always necessary to go to school to be educated. A person can learn and become educated about many different things outside of the school setting.
With that being said, when going into surgery, most people would rather have a surgeon who has been educated at a university medical school. So, there are definitely times when schooling is in order. However, for the student to learn, motivation and desire are essential to the process.
On the other hand, your mother may not have had a license as a hair stylist, but her lack of formal education & schooling that resulted in a bad hair cut wasn’t life-threatening. Also note, she was educating herself about haircutting through experience. If she practiced on you and your siblings enough times, she may have even become proficient at cutting your hair – even if it wasn’t stylish.
However, if your mom wanted to cut your hair better, she could learn better techniques to give you a better haircut. To improve her education, your mom could ask a hair-stylist to give her a lesson or she could read about cutting hair. In today’s society, your mom could watch You-Tube videos to learn better hair-cutting techniques. In essence, she could educate herself without schooling. Your mom could learn enough to get the results she wanted – a free, but decent, haircut at home.
You Can Guide Your Child’s Education
The point here is this: from the time your child is born until the end of their high-school years, you can guide your child‘s education. It is quite likely that you are capable of homeschooling your family. You may sign your child up for various local programs, use online resources, and get the help of tutors from time to time, but enrolling your child in a traditional public school is generally unnecessary.
In essence, you are your child’s educational guide. You’ll want to create an environment that makes learning fun and sparks further curiosity. While your child’s education won’t be free, you can provide your child not only with a decent education, but you can guide their learning toward an excellent education.
Schooling, Education, Learning, & Homeschooling
Mark Twain has often been quoted as saying,
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”Grant Allen or Mark Twain?
Regardless with who said this line, the sentiment is clear, there is a difference between schooling and education.
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we’ll take this one step further, we believe that you should never let your homeschooling interfere with your child’s learning.
Video: What Is Learning?
3 Key Points About Learning to Remember
Learning is a change in knowledge, skills, or behavior resulting from experience.
Let’s analyze the three components of this classic definition.
The change produced by learning can divided into three parts.
First you sense your environment, then you adapt your response, and finally you record the experience.The Peak Learner
The Etymology of Learn
What the word Learn Used to Mean
We’re sharing the history of the word learn as it is defined in the Online Etymology Dictionary. Please note that to keep the focus on the definition, we’ve removed most of where the words derived.
Online Etymology Dictionary: Definition of Learn
- “to get knowledge, be cultivated; study, read, think about”
- “to learn,” Gothic lais “I know”, with a base sense of “to follow or find the track, “furrow, track.”
- It is related to German Gleis “track,” and to Old English læst “sole of the foot” (see last (n.1)).
Interesting Facts About the Word Learn
Here is some interesting information about the word learn.
- From c. 1200 as “to hear of, ascertain.”
- Transitive use (He learned me (how) to read), now considered vulgar (except in reflexive expressions, I learn English), was acceptable from c. 1200 until early 19c. It is preserved in past-participle adjective learned “having knowledge gained by study.” Old English also had læran “to teach” (see lere). Related: Learning.
History of Learn vs. Present Use of Learn
On the surface, the definition of the word learn seems to be the same today as it was thousands of years ago. However, there are a few differences.
- The word follow has been dropped from the definition.
- The next distinguishable difference is that while the words knowledge and study are used in both past and current definitions, the words cultivated, read, and think were only used in past definitions.
What do you think of this modification in the definition?
Reviewing the Word Learn
In review, it’s important to note that the single word learn was once used for what are now the two distinct words: teach and learn. Over the years, the words have evolved to have separate meanings.
Learn vs. Teach
Today, the word learn implies that an individual is acquiring knowledge, skill, or understanding. On the other hand, the word teach implies that one is to cause, accustom, guide, conduct, instruct, or impart knowledge, consequences, actions, or attitude upon someone else.
We have summarized the definition of teach by examining the definition of teach in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Once again, please note that the words educate, education, and school are not used in the current or past definition of the word learn.
Why is this important? Because one does not necessarily need to go to school to learn or be well educated.
What Is Learning? How to Learn…
This is a helpful video that will help you understand how people learn.
Video: How We Learn – Your Brain
Meet your brain. Weighing in at about 3 pounds, this single organ accounts for about 20% of your body’s blood, oxygen, and energy usage. The brain houses 18 billion neurons with each neuron having somewhere between a thousand and 10,000 synapses or connections to other neurons.
Every thought, every action, and every memory is managed and stored in these neural pathways.
What does this mean?
Every brain is unique and uniquely organized.
Historically though, schools have educated students as if they had identical brains. This is due to the drive to ensure standardized accountability.
Education has sought not to facilitate learning, but conformity.
As the establishment of education systematically disassembles our students creativity and motivation, students engage with new learning less and less, and are not retaining learning and long-term memory.Forney ISD (Paraphrased)
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Differences Between the Words: Educate, School, & Learn
Try the following exercises. First, we’ll ask a series of questions with the word educate, then replace the word educate with the word school.
Education vs. School: Questions to Ask Yourself
Replace the word educate with the word school. Consider your thoughts as you replace each word.
- What is education? → What is school?
- Why do we educate our kids? → Why do we school our kids?
- Where does education take place? → Where does school take place?
- When should education happen? → When should school happen?
- How should you educate your kids? → How should you school your kids?
- Who tells us how to be educated? → Who tells us how to be schooled?
- Who tells parents how we should educate our children? → Who tells parents how we should school our children?
Notice how school flows fairly easily as we replace the word educate.
Education vs Learn: More Questions to Ask Yourself
Now, repeat the exercise by replacing the word educate with the word learn. Consider your thoughts as you replace each word.
Now, repeat the exercise by replacing the word educate with learn.
Please don’t mind the poor grammar. We’re trying to make a point by directly replacing the word educate with the word learn.
- What is education? → What is learning?
- Why do we educate our kids? → Why do we learn our kids?
- Where does education take place? → Where does schooling take place?
- When should education happen? → When should learning happen?
- How should you educate your kids? → How should you learn your kids?
- Who tells us how to be educated? → Who tells us how to be learned?
- Who tells parents how we should educate our children? → Who tells parents how we should learn our children?
Now notice how the word learn doesn’t work so well in place of the word educate. We’ll discuss this a bit more in the following paragraphs.
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Are School & Education Synonymous?
Why is it that this exercise worked fairly well when we replaced the word educate with school, but not so well when we replaced the word educate with learn?
There are two major differences.
- The first is that in today’s society, the words educate and school have nearly synonymous meanings. However, at HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that the words school and education have very different meanings.
- The next difference is that schooling is something that is done to or for a child, whereas learning is something that one must do for oneself.
The primary reason these words are easily exchanged is that, in our society, the words school and education have become nearly synonymous.
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that school and education are different.
Thoughts About School
We’d like to share our thoughts about the word school.
What is education? → What is school?
We know what school is: it’s a place where kids go to be educated. At HomeSchool ThinkTank™, we see that in many ways, schools are educating students in a manner of methods and ways that we don’t agree with. Some of these methods have been happening for decades. To learn more, we recommend reading called Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto.
Why do we educate our kids? → Why do we school our kids?
Mostly, we school our kids because it’s mandated. There might be other reasons too, but the one undeniable reason is that school is mandated.
Where does education take place? → Where does school take place?
School takes place at the designated building in the designated district at the designated times.
How should you educate your kids? → How should you school your kids?
Oh…we generally don’t school our own kids; usually kids go to public school. When our kids don’t go to school and parent’s teach government mandated subjects at home, it’s called homeschooling.
*See the note about homeschooling below.
Who tells us how to be educated? → Who tells us how to be schooled?
Generally speaking, your local government mandates that children be schooled and that parents and children comply with their regulations.
A Note About Homeschooling
Did You Know…
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we don’t love the word homeschooling. However, this is what people call it when kids don’t go to school and they are educated from home. As a result, we chose the name HomeSchool ThinkTank. Learn why we coined the term True Homeschooling in this episode.
The word homeschooling is actually a legal designation for educating one’s child from home and outside of the public school system. Learn more about the differences between true homeschooling and doing public school at home online during or after the COVID19 Pandemic.
What Does School Look Like?
When you envision school, is this what you imagine?
What Do You Think Education Looks Like?
Education can happen in many different ways and in many different places.
School does not necessarily equal education.
While education can happen at school, it can also happen in many other ways as well.
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we think every parent should read Dumbing Us Down, by John Taylor Gatto. He taught in public schools for decades and brings a perspective to the table that should not be overlooked.
Now that you’ve taken some time consider both the current and historical definitions of education, it’s important to consider what education means to you.
Video: How Teenagers Learn
Columbia University Zuckerman Institute Video
Daphna Shohamy, a neuroscientist at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, has confirmed remarkable differences in the brains of teenagers as they compare to the adult brain.
Watch the video above to learn more about the teenage brain.
What is Education? HomeSchool ThinkTank’s Perspective
Here is what education means to us and also what it doesn’t mean to us.
Let’s reiterate what education isn’t.
Education isn’t synonymous with school. Quite frankly, education is not about school at all.
Education also isn’t about an adult teaching a group of children.
Education is about helping a child learn what they need to know to progress in life and helping them learn more about what interests them.
At HomeSchool ThinkTank™, we believe that education entails numerous ideas and is not necessarily compartmentalized into subject areas. It seems too broad to say that life is education, but isn’t it?
HomeSchool ThinkTank’s Definition of Education
If education must be summarized and put into a box, then maybe it could be said that education is about learning ideas, concepts, and skills that are interesting and useful to an individual.
HomeSchool ThinkTank‘s Defintion of Education:
Learning ideas, concepts, and skills that are interesting and useful to an individual.
Why Do We Educate Our Kids?
Oh…this is a complex question. Let’s consider why our society educates children?
Are we viewing this question as though the word educate is synonymous with the word school?
If so, let’s consider a few answers.
- Maybe it’s so that a child learns to do math, read, write, and learn other subjects at school.
- Is it so that a child can learn to take direction from others?
- Do we educate our kids so that they can get into a good college?
- Perhaps our children need to be educated so that they can get a good job.
- Do you educate your kids because it’s what you are supposed to do?
Education and School are Different
Education and school are two unique concepts. They are not equivalent.
While our society has nearly equated school with education, let’s separate them.
Let’s truly consider why we might want to educate our children.
Ideas About Why We Educate Our Kids
- Maybe you want your kids to learn information and skills that you think will be useful to them.
- Perhaps you want your children’s lives to be better than your own.
- You want to help your children gain confidence through learning.
- Do you educate your children with a goal of developing a life-long love of learning?
- You want your children to add value to themselves, their community, and the world at large.
There are many more reasons to help educate your children.
Why do you want and need to educate your children?
Where Does Education Take Place?
Education can and does take place at school. Make no mistake about it, your children are always being educated.
Where does education happen?
- At home.
- A friend’s house.
- At a nature center
- In a museum.
- At the grocery store.
- On a trip.
- At the library.
Education can happen…
Anywhere a human can exist.
When Should Education Happen?
When the words education and school are used synonymously, then your local government will tell you when education is to happen.
In America, school education takes place from mid-August to the end of May. Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 and 3:00, children are usually at school. Outside of these times, children are frequently expected to continue their government mandated schooling at home in the form of homework.
Ultimately, your child’s well-meaning teacher will tell your child, and subsequently you, what your family will be doing each evening. Yes, your government’s school will not only fill your child’s days, but they will fill your family’s evenings with homework and steal your family time too.
Learning vs Education vs School
Education need not appear as it does in a school classroom.
Life Dictated by the Government
When your children are in school, not only will your child spend time doing what they are mandated by the government to do, but your child and family will have less time to learn and do activities that are important to the family.
However, when we decide that education and school are completely different concepts, then education can happen at any time. Sometimes we are guiding our children’s education with intention. At other times, our children are learning in more natural ways.
The great differentiator between homeschooling and public school is choice and flexibility.
People like parents, coaches, and tutors; can help teach, guide, and educate your child and your child can also educate themselves.
Yes, children are perfectly capable of educating themselves. Children will educate themselves when they have a need or desire to learn or do something that is important to them.
Video: Why This Man Left Teaching After 13 Years
This is one of many aggravating stories that you can hear from well-meaning teachers in the public education system.
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that most teachers go into the profession with good intentions and genuinely want to help students succeed. However, teachers are frequently at odds with the system.
How Should You Educate Your Children?
This could be a very long discussion, but for today, we’ll keep it on the short side. The point of this article, and other related articles, is to help you examine your belief system about school, education, learning, and homeschooling. This is critical if you want to make an informed decision about how to approach your child’s education.
For the time being, just try to open your mind to a variety of ways that you can approach your child’s education. Start questioning everything about school, education, homeschooling, and learning that you have previously believed to be true. The point of this article is to help you see opportunity and a different way of doing things.
Start by thinking about what is in your child’s best interest. Consider what would benefit your child and how your child learns best.
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that homeschooling is not only about education, but that homeschooling is a lifestyle. Homeschooling your family is a way of living.
In addition, we also believe that there are three main components to homeschooling your kids effectively and for the long-term. To succeed with homeschooling, you need to focus on three concepts.
When it comes to education, keep in mind that education is more about helping a child learn than it is about an adult teaching.
To help you understand more about how children learn and education, here are some books that you might want to consider reading.
Who Tells Us How to Be Educated?
When the word educated is used as a synonym for schooled, then your local government tells you how to educate your kids. Even when children go to school, parents might try to supplement their child’s education with other activities. However, between school and homework, a school child’s time is very limited and as a result, so are their options for other activities.
On the other hand, when you break free of the school mindset and truly homeschool your kids, a whole new world of educational opportunities awaits you.
Ultimately, if you have the option to homeschool where you live, you do choose how to educate your family.
Learn how you can start homeschooling your kids.
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What Does Learning Look Like?
Do you see how children, and people, can learn anywhere? Learning is not the same as school. Learning does not need to take place in a classroom or even at a desk.
Discover more styles of homeschooling in this article and podcast episode.
What Do You Think Education Looks Like?
Once again, education is about learning, it is not about school.
- Education can look any way that you want it to.
- One does not need to wait to be educated by others.
- Education can happen alone or with others at any time or place.
- A person must simply want or need to learn and then take steps to acquire the knowledge they need to get the results they want.
- When a person is well-educated in an area, then he or she can apply what they have learned.
Learning and education are what true homeschooling is about.
True homeschoolers realize that education is not about emulating school at home. When it comes to education, true homeschooling parents focus on helping their children learn what they need to know to progress in life. Homeschooling moms & dads also help their kids learn more about their own interests. The ultimate way for a child to illustrate their learning is by sharing their knowledge and passion with others.
Meaning of Learning: Thoughts About Learning
Now that you’ve had some time to consider what learning means to you, we’d like to share what it means it means to us.
*The grammar will be poor in the following examples, but try to focus on the purpose of the exercise instead of the grammar.
What is education? → What is learning*?
Here is our simplified definition. Learning is the process of gaining knowledge, skills, or understanding of an idea.
You have learned when you can actually take information in, process it, and then use it.
Why do we educate our kids? → Why do we learn* our kids?
We don’t “learn” our kids. This is something the child has to do. We can try to teach a child, but they will only learn if they are interested and want to learn the information or skill and are motivated on some level. Ultimately, learning comes from within.
Where does education take place? → Where does learning* take place?
Learning can take place anywhere. Education can also take place anywhere, although it is largely associated with learning that takes place at school.
When should education happen? → When should learning* happen?
Sometimes we are learning intentionally and other times we are learning unintentionally. As a result, learning is happening nearly all of the time.
We are constantly consuming information. While we discard much of that information, we do process and use some of what we absorb, and as a result, we are forever learning.
How should you educate your kids? → How should you learn* your kids?
As previously mentioned, we don’t “learn” our kids. Once again, this illustrates how learning is something one does for oneself. Educating or schooling is something we do to or for another individual or group of persons.
While one person can try to teach another person, the other person will only learn if they are interested and ready to learn.
If you want to know how you should teach your kids or how your children should learn, then the answer would be “in a way that is interesting to the child and sparks further curiosity.”
Who tells us how to be educated? → Who tells us how to be learned*?
Once again, local governments set forth laws about what your children are to learn. However, as homeschooling parents, we can help our children learn in a variety of ways.
Hopefully, you can keep the love of learning alive so that your children become intentional life-long learners.
*Yes, we’re using poor grammar, but the purpose of the exercise is to help illustrate the differences between education, school, and learning.
Video: Rethinking Education: Geniuses and Heros
Jeff Sandefer is the co-founder of Acton Academy. He and his wife are disrupting the education system with their revolutionary education model. At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that this is an excellent model to follow within your homeschool environment.
Book: The Courage to Grow by Laura Sandefer
Every parent should read the book, The Courage to Grow by Laura Sandefer. While she outlines the principles used for Acton Academy schools, homeschooling parents can apply many of the principles within their own educational model.
What is the Definition of Learning?
After reviewing various dictionary definitions and reading a substantial amount about learning, the following is HomeSchool ThinkTank’s definition of learning.
Learning is the process of gaining knowledge, skills, or understanding of an idea.
How Does a Person Learn?
Learning happens through study, instruction, experience, and gathering of information. Clearly, this is a succinct explanation. We’ll cover this topic more in depth another time.
How Can a Person Demonstrate that They Have Learned?
You have learned when you can actually take information in, process it, and then use it.
- A person can demonstrate that they have learned by the following:
- exhibiting a new behavior
- sharing a new skill or knowledge with others:
- with a product such as a painting, book, or meal
- passing a test to show competence.
Evolution of Words: Education, School, & Learn
There are problems with definitions as they develop over time. It seems that the biggest challenge is that when two words begin to merge and become nearly synonymous. For example, this seems to be happening with the words education and school.
On the other hand, it doesn’t seem nearly so problematic when a word begins to separate and become more clear in it’s meaning.
For example, in the past, the word learn might be used to indicate that one has “been taught” or “to learn.”
Today, we have two words to indicate that one has absorbed information through learning or that one has shared information through teaching.
However, each word – learn and teach – has a very distinct meaning.
More Articles & Podcast Episodes about School, Education, Learning, & Homeschooling
This article is part of a series about education, school, learning, and ultimately homeschooling. We dive into the history of each word, your belief systems around those words, and how all of this impacts your approach to raising, educating, and homeschooling your children.
We suggest that you review the other articles and listen to their corresponding podcast episodes.
- Your Belief System Around Education. Your beliefs about education and how that can impact your approach to raising your kids.
- School vs. Education. This article examines the definitions and history of the words school and education and how the meanings have changed over the years.
It’s time for our society to begin to recognize the tremendous impact that our beliefs about school, education, and learning have on families and children.
Video: How to Learn Anything
The First 20 Hours
In this TedX Talk, Josh Kaufman shares how most people can become quite good at something with 20 hours of dedicated and deliberate practice. He also shares how learning is usually more about your emotional state than your intellectual ability.
The major barrier to learning something new is not intellectual. It’s emotional. It’s not the process of you learning a bunch of little tips, or tricks, or things.
The major barrier is emotional.
We’re scared. Feeling stupid doesn’t feel good.
In the beginning of learning anything new, you feel really stupid.
So the major barrier is not intellectual. It’s emotional.
But, put 20 hours into anything.
What do you want to learn?TedX Talk with Josh Kaufman
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- Children’s cognitive development and learning U Goswami, P Bryant – The Cambridge primary review research …, 2012 – books.google.com’At the heart of the educational process lies the child‘. This observation from the Plowden Report (CACE 1967) remains as true at the time of writing in 2007 as it was in 1967. Since …
- Part I: Cognitive Development in Children–Piaget Development and Learning. J Piaget – Journal of research in science teaching, 2003 – ERICIn this article, the author gives a general introduction of a few ideas on cognitive development in children. In the first part, he deals with the topic of development, a process…
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