Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
I´m currently wondering about choosing wether or not to go back to school.
I have already finished one education and i`m now officially approved as a professional cook. This means that i have the basis to either support myself by working part-time while going to school again for a year so i can get into a university, or i can work full-time and teach myself. I`m leaning towards the last option since it means i can then freely choose what, when and how i`m going to study. I will also have a better economic standing and i`ll have no need to take up a student-loan.
But by teaching myself, i will also be the only one who can verify what i actually know, it will get me no official papers with grades on them.
By going to school i could study full-time, this should mean that i would learn more. But since i never was really motivated when i was in the educational system, i actually got more motivated about going back to school while i was away from it, i believe it could be better for me to teach myself.
Anyway, i can`t get into any (public) school until next summer, so i have a year to test how it will go with self-teaching. I thought about writing down my progress, perhaps make a small blog here on i-power. What could be really great would be if i could find some flaws in the current educational system.
I would like some comments about thoughts you might have about self-teaching, questions about subjects and perhaps some tips if you got them.
thx for the reply, i will look into those sites soon.
As for now i chose that i would set two goals for this week, and at the end of the week i will look back at those goals and see how it went. i thought i should try having one math-goal and one work related goal.
The math goal is to do complete a chapter in a school book i bought earlier. And the work-related goal is too go deeper into egg.
I made the goals kind of easy this first week, so i can focus more on how i`m learning and not be discouraged by taking on too much at the time.
Learning more about eggs is obviously very helpful because of my profession, but i know math is very important if i ever wish to become head-chef or something.
But still, i`m doing this more because i`m curious to see how well i can learn on my own than trying to become better at my job.
I've been considering this for a long time, and it's right up my ally since I was homeschooled all my life. I started learning about computers this way as well. I've had quite a bit of luck with programming, etc using self study.
The only downside to self education in the place of a formal, institutionalized one is that it's tempting to only study things that interest you. It feels bad at the time, but university forces you to have a well rounded education by making you study things that you wouldn't normally seek out on your own.
that`s a good point. Up to now i`ve ONLY been reading about things i find interesting.
I was thinking about setting a goal for more than a week soon. Now i`ve only put up some goals for one week at a time. To have some sort of main goal, and then set weekly goals as a way to achieve this main goal. Then i would probably have to crawl my way through stuff i hate or atleast feel no special interest about.
Could also be nice to get some focus instead of flying around the internet reading about quantum mechanics one minute and economics the next.