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  300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries       From: DIY Genius
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I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world.

On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted.

Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self education. If I find a documentary inspiring, I usually spend more time researching the different ideas and interesting people interviewed in the film. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did!

  Informal Learning  
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Informal learning is semi-structured and occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and shared relationships among members of society.  For many learners this includes language acquisition, cultural norms and manners.  Informal learning for young people is an ongoing process that also occurs in a variety of places, such as out of school time, as well as in youth programs and at community centers.

In the context of corporate training and education, the term Informal Learning is widely used to describe the many forms of learning that takes place independently from instructor-led programs:

   ■ books
   ■ self-study programs
   ■ performance support materials and systems   

■ coaching
■ communities of practice
■ expert directories

  12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free  
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From: Marc and Angel

All education is self-education. Period..

It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.

We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you.

Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.

From: KurzweilAI

Dale J. Stephens leads UnCollege, the social movement changing the notion that college is the only path to success.

His first book, Hacking Your Education, will be published by Penguin in 2013.

Also see the three related posts today (below).

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From: KurzweilAI Dale J. Stephens leads UnCollege, the social movement changing the notion that college is the only path to success. His first book, Hacking Your Education, will be published by Penguin in 2013. Also see the three related posts today (below).

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Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

  12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free   From: Marc and Angel All education is self-education. Period.. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you. Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.

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Informal Learning

  Informal Learning   Informal learning is semi-structured and occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and shared relationships among members of society.  For many learners this includes language acquisition, cultural norms and manners.  Informal learning for young people is an ongoing process that also occurs in a variety of places, such as out of school time, as well as in youth programs and at community centers. In the context of corporate training and education, the term Informal Learning is widely used to describe the many forms of learning that takes place independently from instructor-led programs:    ■ books   ■ self-study programs   ■ performance support materials and systems    ■ coaching■ communities of practice■ expert directories

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300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

  300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries       From: DIY Genius Click to view larger image I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self education. If I find a documentary inspiring, I usually...

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