What did you Learn Today?

When was the last time someone asked you that? I’m betting that it was around the sixth grade, at the dinner table. While you were in school, you should have had a good answer to that question every day. Why is it that many adults give up on learning after they graduate? Oh, we don’t give up entirely, of course. Some of us have to keep up with our professions: healthcare regulations, the new tax code, programming languages. But when was the last time you learned something brand new to you in a field that has nothing to do with your job? Continue reading “What did you Learn Today?”…

Free Online Education

Organizations like WorkSource are there to help with funding education for demand occupations. But that’s not your only option. Many top universities offer free courses online. Education Portal.com ranks several of the best free university courses available for people who want to enhance their personal knowledge or advance in their current field. Continue reading “Free Online Education”…

Specialized Knowledge

Our modern idea of education seems to place all the emphasis on formal classroom training, which means that people forget that education is a lifelong process - and our own responsibility. Continue reading “Specialized Knowledge”…

The Purpose of Education

Social scientists and psychologists are beginning to think of intelligence not as a yes/no proposition, but as a set of skills, some of which may be stronger than others. Continue reading “The Purpose of Education”…

Thinking about majoring in Psychology? Think again.

CBS Moneywatch recently released a list of the college majors with the highest unemployment rates. Five of the list of 25 majors are related to psychology. “Ironically,” the accompanying article goes on to say, “Psychology is the fifth most popular college degree.” Those numbers are probably related, of course; I try to convince jobseekers that they should consider professions where competition is less fierce. In college, that usually means where the classes are much more demanding. There are always a few seats left empty in advanced Physics classes. Continue reading “Thinking about majoring in Psychology? Think again.”…

Pelocity: A Tool for your Career Path

Your Career Path
St. Augustine resident Sarah Powers is 19 years old and making decisions about her education and career path.… Continue reading “Pelocity: A Tool for your Career Path”…