What Is Educology and Why Do We Need It?
'Educology' is knowledge of education. To improve education, we need educology. We must seek worthwhile education for everyone.
More specifically, educology is recorded signs of knowing about intended and guided learning. The diagram below illustrates the relationship between learning and education.
(Click on each kind of learning in the above Venn Diagram for its definition and explanation.)
For educology to advance, we must be precise in our language about education and learning. There are nine types of educology. Each has its own merit.
This website aims to further educology by clarifying fundamental language required for educology. For background on educology, see Close Schools. Open Minds. Why We Need Educology to Improve Education. This website is built on the shoulders of authoritative scholars. In particular, 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.
- Words in red are links to further definitions and related work.
- The Glossary contains an alphabetical listing of terms in educology and their definitions. A link to the Glossary is on the sidebar to the right.
- See notes for further information about this website.