Educology

Knowledge of Education

What Is Educology?

Educology is knowledge of education. This website aims to clarify fundamental discourse about education and learning.

What Is Education?

Education is a subset of all learning. The Venn diagram below illustrates this relationship.

Venn diagram of learning Worthwhile education Research (Disciplined Inquiry) Induced Learning Learning Discovery Learning Compelled Learning Education Effective Education


Universal Terms

In educology, terms are defined as universals. A universal is not limited to time or place. For example, the definition of education system is not restricted to existing education systems in the U.S. in the 21st century, but applies to all education systems--including those in the future, as well as those in the past--that could be located anywhere.

Navigating This Site

Red-colored words are hyperlinks to further definitions and related work. For example, to see the definition and examples of an education system, then click on the red text. On the education system web page, there are further words in red text. You can increase your understanding by clicking on those red-colored words, and so on. This is one way to navigate the educology website.

The Glossary also contains an alphabetical listing of key terms and their definitions. A link to the Glossary appears in the sidebar. This is another way to use this website, much like an index of major terms at the end of a book.

Educology in Brief

For a 10-page summary of educology, see: Educology Is Interdisciplinary: What Is It? Why Do We Need It? Why Should We Care? (PDF)

Acknowledgement

This website has been built from the combined wisdom of authoritative scholars, especially those listed in Related Readings (sidebar link). The work of Elizabeth Steiner is prominent. She provides important foundations for the development of educology in her seminal work, Methodology of Theory Building (1988). As an indicator of impact, this book was downloaded over 175,000 times in 2014.