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a school for early years children prior to primary school which places importance on the educational value of play. Literally it means 'children's garden'.


a term that has taxed philosophers (see epistemology) but which can be understood as the body of facts information and beliefs that one acquires through educational and other experiences practical or theoretical understanding of a subject.

knowledge economy

a term related to the concept of the information age referring to the idea of 'workers' producing or articulating ideas knowledge and information in contrast with an industrial economy where workers work manually to produce physical objects.