The Art of Self-Directed Learning: 23 Tips for Giving Yourself an Unconventional Education

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The Art of Self-Directed Learning is a collection of 23 stories and insights that will help you become a more motivated and self-guided learner.

Drawing on a decade of research, adventures, and interviews conducted by Blake Boles (author of College Without High School and Better Than College), this book will inspire you to craft your own unconventional education, no matter whether you're a young adult, recent graduate, parent, or simply someone who never wants to stop learning.

Each chapter is brief, story-oriented, and accompanied by an original line drawing, making The Art of Self-Directed Learning a great choice for readers and "non-readers" alike.

Chapters include:

  1. The Girl Who Sailed Around the World
  2. What Self-Directed Learners Do
  3. What Self-Directed Learners Don't Do
  4. Consensual Learning
  5. Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose
  6. Discipline, Dissected
  7. Cages and Keys
  8. Second Right Answers
  9. Googling Everything
  10. E-mailing Strangers
  11. The Digital Paper Trail
  12. Information Versus Knowledge
  13. Alone, Together
  14. Nerd Clans
  15. Learning How to Learn
  16. The Dance Lesson 
  17. Indescribable Sexiness
  18. Deliberate Practice
  19. Pumping Poop for the Win
  20. Passion, Skill, Market
  21. Time Wealth
  22. Career Advice from a Robot Dinosaur
  23. How to Light Your Mind on Fire

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About the Author:

Blake Boles builds exciting alternatives to traditional school for self-directed young people. He directs the company Unschool Adventures and is the author of The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School.

Blake and his work have appeared on TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, BBC Travel, Fox Business, Ignite, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of The Wall Street Journal and Wired.com.

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