Distinguishing between training and education

We tend to use the words training and education in an arbitrary way, ignoring the practical and perhaps hands-on element implicit in the idea of training.

Lord Krebs expressed the distinction rather nicely in a recent speech  in the House of Lords. he said:

We should distinguish between education on the one hand and training and skills on the other. These are not the same thing. If my daughters came home from school and told me that they had been to sex education classes, I would be comfortable; if they said they had been to sex training and skills classes, I would not.

His context was the sensible suggestion that different universities ought to be offering different things, not merely emulating each other. The comment applies rather well to the different types of knowledge and skill needed to handle electronic disclosure and the context – the rules of court, the  legal context and the clients’ needs – of which it is a part.

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About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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