I want to say that someone can study by-himself but he needs a "frame" or "framework" meaning that he needs to be in an institute that will manage and coach him.

Now based on my native language the translation is "frame" or "framework", but I couldn't find evidence for such usage. I've check the meaning of both words in Cambridge dictionary and Oxford dictionary but I didn't find such meaning.

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    Have you considered using the term guidance? Jan 16, 2018 at 2:52
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    An institute might provide a framework but it is not itself a framework.
    – TimR
    Jan 16, 2018 at 2:53
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    @Cookie 🍪 for me it is more than just guidance. Jan 16, 2018 at 3:00
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    well, I agree with what @Tᴚoɯɐuo. One thing is for sure, "frame" is definitely not the one you're looking for. Sep 27, 2019 at 13:37

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I don't think framework is the best word here. I'm not sure what you're trying to describe, but you might consider one of the following:

A curriculum refers to the lessons taught in a course or program of study. I feel like this might be the word you're seeking.

A syllabus is a document outlining the subjects taught in a class.

A program is a series of courses offered by a school that focus on a particular subject. For example, a "creative writing program" would normally belong to the English Department of a liberal arts college. The program often has its own teachers and administrators, so the students would have mentorship and other resources available to them.

  • Thank you but I can not be sure in the answer while I'm not sure that you understood me. I'm trying to say for example, that a pupil in 13 years old should be in a "learning frame" rather than to work in market. Or another examples that I showed. By the way, curriculum is not the one that I seek for. all the rest I knew as well. Jan 16, 2018 at 3:38
  • Can you describe the learning frame more? Does it involve teachers? Does the frame refer to the framework of a single course or many courses? Does it refer just to books and study materials, or to something bigger?
    – Ringo
    Jan 16, 2018 at 3:55
  • Maybe you need a whole phrase rather than a single word - something like an environment designed for learning. Jan 16, 2018 at 18:14
  • @CanadianYankee I think you're right, because I can't think of a single word that exists that describes "an institution that will manage and coach" aside from "program." A program doesn't HAVE to be a set of courses. It can be just a weekly or monthly class or meeting for students and/or parents.
    – Ringo
    Jan 16, 2018 at 18:46

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