Tag Archives: Self-education

Education: The tension of lifelong learning

I am firmly in the camp that believes that lifelong learning is directly linked to living life to the fullest. I believe that, when we stop learning, we start dying. That tension has come to a certain head for me in the past couple of years as I have discovered that I have slowed down […] Continue reading

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Education: An act of hypocrisy?

There is always a certain risk in taking a strong position on something. Among my strong positions has been that of questioning the value of higher education degrees and higher classroom academics in general. Yet, lurking beneath the surface of that position has always been an element of hypocrisy that I have tended to avoid […] Continue reading

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Education: Are we living in a post-academic world?

My aggravation with the modern education system is well-documented, but part of that aggravation is based on a legitimate question: have we entered into a post-academic era? For a long period of history, the best and sometimes only way to learn something was to gain that knowledge from someone already considered an expert in whatever the field […] Continue reading

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Education: The tension of knowledge versus credentials

Let’s face it: the major advantage of college is often not the accumulation of knowledge, which a dedicated person can accumulate on his own through personal study and experience, but the granting of credentials, which is controlled by the institutional academic system. Because of the monopoly the academic system has on credentials, people who have already […] Continue reading

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Education: The tension of knowledge versus credentials

Let’s face it: the major advantage of college is often not the accumulation of knowledge, which a dedicated person can accumulate on his own through personal study and experience, but the granting of credentials, which is controlled by the institutional academic system. Because of the monopoly the academic system has on credentials, people who have already […] Continue reading

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