I have a teacher. We’ll call him Ed. Ed has this notion that humans shouldn’t be trained. They should be educated. Only animals should be trained.
My approach is slightly different.
There are people who need training and others who should be educated.
What do I mean?
While there are many definitions of training, I normally think of training as “teaching specific steps in order to complete a task without delving into any of the underlying reasoning behind those steps” (completely my made up definition).
When I think education, I think more along the lines of “teaching not only the steps required to complete a task, but to also explain the underlying reasons and possibly even allowing them to participate in the process of deciding how to complete those tasks” (Again my made up definition).
There are those who need to know exactly what they need to do their job and nothing more. Some people can’t handle or process any more than that.
There are others who can handle the heavier load and may even have the need or desire to understand not only how, but why they are doing things the way they are. These people should get the education, even if their position doesn’t require they understand the reasons behind why they do things the way they do them.
Yes, ideally everyone would have the capacity and desire to the higher level reasons they do be educated.
The real goal should be to figure out who falls into either parameter and getting them the education or training they need or desire for their ability and position.
Also stop using the two interchangeably. They don’t mean the same thing.
Just my 2 cents.