Flora Eerschay wrote:How about online knowledge test? Anyone can do that!
From talking with Paul, one of the things he is trying to accomplish with the SKIP programme (PEA, PEP, PEX) is to create an alternative to higher education. For people who want to show a knowledge test, then university is the path for them. But for people who would rather show what they have created and that they have the practical skills to do so again, then SKIP would be the path to go.
(that's my understanding)
There's a huge difference between knowing
something and doing
When I was learning how to spin yarn, I read every single book on the topic, including many technical manuals (you would be amazed by how much math is involved in creating yarn). I could have aced any test on the subject. And yet, after a year of study, I couldn't make yarn if my life depended on it. 20 minutes with an instructor and I was making yarn like crazy! Teaching my brain about
the skill is very different than teaching my hands to do
Later on, I can take that esoteric knowledge I learned and apply it to yarn making. But actual yarn making doesn't require any of the math I learned about the coefficient of friction of cotton on wood or silk against wool. It just requires teaching your hands to feel and apply the right amount of twist for the fibres.