Education as acquisition of knowledge and skill

Education is defined as acquisition of knowledge in relation to a definition of philosophy as love of knowledge. The famous Greek philosopher had said that, "knowledge is virtue" and he who is knowledgeable is virtuous and just.

The concept of education as acquisition of knowledge was prevalent since the beginning of history of education till recent times. Even now such a meaning prevails in the minds of the lay public.

This view of education has been very well reflected in the opening pages of Charles Dickens," "Hard Times." Children must be stuffed with as much knowledge as possible, because character and sound education are associated with it. Even now, one of the popular beliefs in education is that knowledge leads to wisdom.