Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever WillPaperback
- Publisher: Perigee Books,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 194 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 188mm x 18mm | 160g
- Publication date: 14 March 2013
- ISBN 10: 0399159967
- ISBN 13: 9780399159961
- Sales rank: 129,967
Ditch the lectures, save tens of thousands, and earn more than your peers ever will. A new way to succees without university.
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Dale J. Stephens left school at twelve to become an unschooler, the self-directed branch of homeschoolers. He has appeared at TED 2012; on news outlets including CNN, ABC, and NPR; and in "New York Magazine" and "Forbes." His writing has been published in the "New York Times, Washington Post," and "Fast Company." Dale founded UnCollege.org.
By alice 29 Mar 2013
This book is based on the idea that education, especially useful education, is obtainable outside exclusive institutions and can be self-driven and self-directed. The idea is awesome and the anecdotes are familiar - the marshmallow experiment etc - to demonstrate fairly basic principles. The most off-putting aspect of the book is the way it is written. It is simplistic (dare I say it, aimed at someone who has not attended college, university or possibly high school) and has none of the linguistic charm of something written by Po Bronson or Malcolm Gladwell, other writers with Big Ideas.
But I'd buy it again, even though it is one idea padded out with anecdotes and a few reports of famous studies. It's a great concept.