The word “education” has several meanings.

In his comprehensive understanding, the term “education” refers to the formation of a person in the sense of a comprehensive and holistic spiritual, physical, social and cultural development into a reflected personality who is aware of all facets of his being as a person and is able to draw well-founded conclusions for the shaping of his life.

In a narrower understanding of terms, the word “education” means the formation of a person through the transfer of knowledge, abilities and skills.

The word “education” refers in all nuances of meaning both to the process of formation and to the state achieved by the formation.

How to Cite

The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.