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Some universities are composed of several colleges. Long ago, I had an experience that illustrates that point perfectly. No one in his right mind thought that the only way you could become a philosopher was by taking a course from one of those guys.

Governments should limit themselves to monitoring student proficiency. When our oldest son was eight years old, he hung around and virtually worshiped a very brilliant year-old named Ernie, who loved science.

It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. Consider this one example from my recent experience. They are treated as poor surrogates for such machines and instruments. Universities often host prominent guest speakers for student audiences, e.

One may become an autodidact at nearly any point in one's life. Higher education typically involves work towards a degree-level or foundation degree qualification. Notable autodidacts include Abraham Lincoln U. In its early years, special education was only provided to people with severe disabilities, but more recently it has been opened to anyone who has experienced difficulty learning.

Some universities are

Collectively, these are sometimes known as tertiary institutions. They do not have to learn different things the same way. George Orwell was winking in the back of the room. Colleges and universities mainly provide tertiary education.

Long ago I had

And that is a shame, because both aspects of learning are what makes the age mixing that takes place in the world at large such a valuable educational tool. Thus, whenever I struggle to explain something to someone else, and succeed in doing so, I am advancing my ability to learn from others, too.

Vocational education Vocational education is a form of education focused on direct and practical training for a specific trade or craft. Malaise of Mass Education The trouble began when mass education was introduced.