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The Benefits of Formal Education

Formal education happens at school or university, while informal education is the education you undertake yourself of your choice.
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Zettelkasten, November 15, 2021

Notes

  • From the book The Unfair Advantage, having a good education is a vast Unfair Advantage.

  • Formal education happens at school or university, while informal education is the education you undertake yourself of your choice.

  • Knowledge, network, and signaling are the three main benefits of a good education.

Knowledge

  • It's the purpose of education what you learn in school, which includes literacy, mathematics, and facts - and then more profound and more specialized at university.

Network

  • When you go to university, you'll meet others who have also managed to gain entry into that university who are intelligent and driven.

Signaling

  • It's the same as credentialing, which shows others that you have the skills and intelligence for specific jobs.

  • It also means status if you to an elite university. It gives you immediate credibility.

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