Education is the process by which a person, community, or society shares and passes knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to the next. Education literally means to "bring forth what is within yourself". In this course, you will learn the basic knowledge, skills, and values to educate yourself and others.
What is knowledge? 
Knowledge means to understand an idea or concept. When a person has the capacity and ability to use and act on an idea or concept understanding is achieved and knowledge is acquired. Knowledge may also be narrowly defined as an idea or concept that is understood and believed to be true. How knowledge is acquired is the subject of many theories and research efforts in the field of Epistemology.
See also 
- Wikiversity:Education, a summary of various education topics as they relate to Wikiversity.
- Education at Wikipedia
Daniel Tammet, Born on a Blue Day (memoir of an autodidactic learner with synaesthesia)
John Elder-Robison, Look Me in the Eyes (memoir of an autodidactic learner)