Self-Education and Learning

The Purpose of Education

The topic of education and the details of learning itself are near and dear to me. Learning theory. Education systems. Self-education strategies. Learning resources. Anything having to do with how we best learn and thereby improve ourselves and hopefully the world around us always lures me in and proves to be captivating. When I wrote […]

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Excellent Sheep

It tugs at my convictions to offer a great review for a book that I just finished reading, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, by William Deresiewicz. There is a tendency that all of us succumb to that prompts us to discount an entire work of […]

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Non-Linear Learning Is OK

“I’m a very organised and rational and linear thinker, and you have to stop all that to write a novel.” Hilary Mantel Most of us were programmed early on starting with our very first day in school to think of learning as a linear process. In other words, the predetermined curriculum says first you learn […]

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Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

“Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.” Plato In instructional design and learning theory circles there is a famous, if somewhat troubling, fact that has plagued educators and instructional designers for years. The person who first identified this troubling fact was Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German […]

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The Changing Economic Landscape And Jobs

In addition to some of the obvious changes regarding the contemporary workforce, the underlying economy that supports the workforce is changing also. Some economists and trend pundits believe that the United States, and indeed the entire world, will see an adjustment to the very foundation of our economy in terms of wealth distribution and fewer […]

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