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autodidacticism

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  • n. Self-education; self-directed learning.

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Examples

  • An autodidact himself, he seems to have hoped to be the cause of autodidacticism in others.

    Literary Companion

  • I've been doing a bit of thinking lately about autodidacticism, and why the habit of self-directed learning is a good thing.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • What's even more impressive is that all of his comprehensive knowledge and insight was gained through autodidacticism.

    about writing

  • There is no higher compliment since that is the chief aim of making a private pursuit (i.e., autodidacticism) public (via a weblog).

    Uh, oh. Mommy-blogging again? Ayup.

  • Speaking of autodidacticism, In "Thoughts on Autodidacticism," John W. Osborne, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University, writes:

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • And so, fear of ending up like Costello's Veronica motivates my unflagging commitment to autodidacticism i.e., brain exercise for loners.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I've revamped my response and reprinted here because I am growing weary of explaining my commitment to autodidacticism which, in my world, is a fancy way of saying "quality me time," emphasis on quality.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • So if my observations about books I've read or movies I've seen or artwork I've appreciated or people I've watched seems somehow "off," ascribe it to middle-aged-onset autodidacticism and allow me my quirks.

    From the archives: Use it or lose it.

  • It is, I believe, one of the products of autodidacticism that this book, which seemed so impossible when I purchased it years ago, is now if not easy, then certainly accessible.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • But it will be with the sort of hard-won wisdom that being a lifelong student yields, not with the sort of middle-aged despair that can beset one early on the trail of autodidacticism.

    From the archives: I think...

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