Obviously. There is an Education setting when you're making a world. It adds weird educational blocks that are just the squares on the periodic table of elements. The build whatever you want aspect also lets your creativity flow so to speak. Wow I'm feeling like one of those artists that think they're constantly on a drama show and saying things like that.
Anyway, Minecraft may have been originally for entertainment but now it can be used for education
It can bring out creativity in most people who didn't have it before, It can also teach people to slow down and pay attention to detail, And really put time into your work and describe yourself with your works and projects. Otherwise why would schools and collages use it. These are just a few reasons why you should think Minecraft is educational.