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We mostly learn by doing, yet school mostly replaced apprenticeships as a form of learning.
One reason why schools replaced hands-on learning is that apprenticeship is suitable for smithing and weaving, but modern work is mental and needs dedicated training inside the classroom. However,
Teaching students in a classroom is cheaper than training them on the job, which can be very costly.
However, apprenticeship suffers from credible commitment - the master wants cheap labour, and the apprentice wants to learn. But if the apprentice learns too quickly, he ca...
Education serves two purposes:
While formal apprenticeship programs have declined, learning by doing has not. For example, how much of what you do now was learned on the job compared to in school? Yet, schools get most of the credit for knowledge gained.
Most people still learn their jobs by training under exper...
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