How we got to the world of education we know today.
The Prehistory of education began in the prewriting era of mankind long before the concept of writing was ever established. A time when everything was communicated orally and memory was relied upon much more heavily than it is today. Until the development of writing pre-literate societies passed on traditions and knowledge from generation to generation through use of stories, folklore, legends, and song. Before the advent of agriculture humans lived in hunter-gathering societies and children learned what they needed to know through playing and exploration. This method is nature's way of learning and to be effective hunters and gatherers people had to acquire a vast knowledge of plants and animals. Anthropologists say that early societies did not distinguish work from play; everyday life for them was considered play. But soon a new concept of agriculture had evolved and the ability to maintain records soon became necessary.
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