Thursday, May 27, 2010


In a recent post, Dead Dad wrote about DIY-U. And he's right -- most academic training (especially in areas like Epidemiology) benefits greatly from an institutional framework. But there is another angle that I think is worth thinking about -- school should not be the only place from which you derive learning. There are huge advantages to being well read and interested in a wide range of subjects. It's not an optimal strategy to take a degree in every area you have any kind of interest in.

So let us try and take the good part of this bad idea -- lifelong learning is something that it is important to begin early and never really stop doing!

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