There are no factories of dissociated abstract learning in HoloWorld. Education is closely associated with both work and play, and it is a quite individual matter, grounded in practical realities.

Education is guided both by the inherent human desire to learn and the practical needs of one's environment.

There are no academic curriculum of dissociated facts that a student has to go through robotically. The basic social and intellectual skills of a citizen in our society are acquired on a journey of discovery though life.

Schooling will most often take place directly in the community one lives in. Kids are not bussed off to central schools and sent back with arbitrary homework assignments that are totally unrelated to their roles in life, and that will be discarded as soon as they are turned in.

Education is more likely to be driven by skills the student wishes to have and activities he or she wishes to engage in.

The most effective way to learn is often to work in unison with somebody who is a master in a certain field and who is willing to talk about it. The learning then becomes a natural adjunct to actually producing something of value.

Children will to a large degree take part in the work that their families or other members of their communities are engaged in. Or they have the opportunity to seek out teachers who are skilled in the areas they are interested in.

Commonly people of all ages will try out different occupations for shorter or longer periods of time. For example, somebody might spend a few weeks or months on a fishing boat, in a factory, in a religious temple, or any other place or occupation they might be interested in learning about. As apprentices they students will be fully immersed in different environments, learning experientially what they are about, while actually being productive in what they do.

Widespread two-way telecommunications also allows many students to learn from exceptional teachers who might be located in quite different geographical areas.

The focus of any education is to be able to do something with it. Just memorizing 60% of the facts in a book because it happens to be on the curriculum, and subsequently forgetting most of it, has little value. Rather, any subject studied will immediately be turned into a practical activity and skill that one can practice freely.

Children will learn math and science to build things they want to build, or to better understand activities they are engaged in. They will learn about different cultures as part of interacting with members of those cultures, either through remote communication or through visiting different regions.

Education is a life-long activity. The world and its body of knowledge is changing rapidly, so there is little value in having attained a degree in a subject that is no longer relevant. Rather, the idea is to stay current with the knowledge or skills you need to perform the duties you choose in life.