I'm filling an employment application, so I want to know what is the most formal way to refer to my education block.

Personal information.

Introduction & Goals.

Professional Experience
-Actual Job
-Last Job

[Education or Schooling]
-Bachelor's Degree
-High Scool

In my research down the internet, I can see that Education is the most used, but I want you to help me if it's the most formal.

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    I suggest'Education'.
    – Dan
    Jan 10, 2016 at 1:13
  • Is that anything like writer's block? (A little more context would help if you expect to receive any serious responses to your otherwise off-topic question.) Jan 10, 2016 at 1:17
  • @MarkHubbard I don't understand the "writer's block" part... This is like the personal, professional experience or knowledge block.
    – tachomi
    Jan 10, 2016 at 1:20
  • I apologize, tachomi. That part was a joke. You need to give us additional information in order to understand the context of your question. What have you already come up with on your own (give us an example)? What research have you done on the internet to help you get other examples you could use or emulate? Jan 10, 2016 at 1:29
  • @MarkHubbard I'm filling an employment application and I what to know how to refer to my education block. I wnat to know what's the best practice and formal way to mean that.
    – tachomi
    Jan 10, 2016 at 1:33

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Normally, on a CV or résumé, people use the word "education." Also, the word would be "schooling," not "school." "Schooling" is synonymous with "education." "School" is where one goes to get their "schooling," their "education." In some places and to some people, however, "school" doesn't mean higher education. Instead, it's associated with "primary school" or "grade school," which makes "education" more uniformly understood and so preferable.

  • Thanks for the explanation and the "school - schooling" correction.
    – tachomi
    Jan 10, 2016 at 1:23

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