meep (meep) wrote,

Thoughts on education

I've been on lj over 12 years now, and I've had lots of thoughts on education [also, I was posting stuff on marypat.org in longer form from 1996 - 2002; I've also written a lot at the Actuarial Outpost on this subject]

So this post is simply to amass posts as I find them, and categorize them. I am defining "education" very broadly here. I may be linking to some friends-locked posts, and will note that when I link. Some of these posts may need to be moved around for better organization.


Day 1 - The Gift of Tongues

Day 2 - Learn History with Bob

Day 3 - Learn with Udacity

Day 4 -- KHAAAAAAAAAAAN

Day 5 - EdX and OCW - MIT education for free

Day 6 – Lectures on CD/DVD

Day 7 - YouTube!

Day 8 - Helping Those Who Can't Read

Day 9 - Free Audiobooks for All!

Day 10 - More Free College Courses

Day 11 - Learn to Code

Day 12 - THE MUSEUM OF MATH!




My thoughts for starting schools, business related to education
Market opportunity in education

PAMSatHome ... an idea that didn't go anywhere [yet]

Continuing professional ed, kinda

Starting a school



Responses to Charles Murray

Charles Murray has written many op-eds on education in the Wall Street Journal, mainly, but I had several posts responding to a three-part series back in January 2007
On college as screening tool

Teaching wisdom, aka No Child's Ass Left Unkicked

Somewhat related - working very hard

Obligation of the elite



Gifted education/IQ stuff

Letting kids go faster than normal - also maybe make geeks more objects of envy than ridicule? The role model issue.

Gifted children getting the shaft

Distribution of IQ, men v. women

More on IQ distribution

Education v. credentialing

Coaching the gifted child

Experts are made, not born



Math education
Annoyed at math-deficient reporter

Links on the crap state of math education

What should be taught

Cathy Seipp on high school math requirements



Online education

MITx and bringing together a lot of older thoughts on education - 2012

Govt version of OpenCourseWare

Higher education, lower cost

Fave podcasts



Females and math and science

Awesome Idea: Cut Down on Number of Men in Science

Math and Science: SEND CHICKS

Affirmative action for men in college

Women and sci/tech

MATH NEEDS CHICKS

Science needs chicks: a rebuttal

Title IX in education

I find integrals and proofs so intimidating

Sex distribution by major

Why aren't more women in math 55?

Science Needs Chicks, Take 999

I'm glad I'm not in academia

Larry Summers, part 1

Larry Summers, part 2

I lose my patience over gender equity awareness seminars [note: adult language]

Women's mags [not really related, I just like this post, and I do get a hankering for women's mags from time to time]



Actuarial education

Advice to ambitious people in stacking up exams in one sitting

Difficulty of actuarial exams vs. regular school exams

College Education

Academic Mismatch Due to Affirmative Action: How to Handle

Unbundling the package deal

For most people, college is a waste of time

China to shut down unproductive programs

Dim future for colleges in South Korea due to demography


Choosing a college


Brand name schools

Minimum age for college should be 21

More on that minimum age for college



Uncategorized for now

Superiority of Chinese mothers

The end of homework

Other people's thoughts on education

Learning styles: there's no such thing

High skill?

Purpose in undergrad liberal arts?

Classical liberal arts

Studying languages

Comment on Yale

They never consider that they might suck at thinking

Education is productive - self-identification

Class action sex discrimination suit against Walmart - the topic seems unrelated, but I connect to a grad school admissions study

Following up on the Walmart case - cross-posting links from POWIP

Who says college kids are smart?

A homeschooling blog in NYC

Physics Nobel laureate on improving physics education

On meeting people much smarter than I am

A little on teaching

A non-manifesto on education

Some thoughts on education when I was in Japan


The freedom to fail

What is the purpose of universities?

Intelligence v. education

Teaching in college is not for some people


Disabilism

Maybe the woman should've not gone to law school, and majored in EE instead

Thoughts on praising kids
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