Autodidacticism

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Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions (such as schools).wikipedia
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Education

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Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions (such as schools).
Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however learners may also educate themselves.

List of autodidacts

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Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts.
This is a list of notable autodidacts which includes people who have been partially or wholly self-taught.

Martin Eden

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The working-class protagonist of Jack London's Martin Eden (1909) embarks on a path of self-learning to win the affections of Ruth, a member of cultured society.
Martin Eden is a 1909 novel by American author Jack London about a young proletarian autodidact struggling to become a writer.

Ibn Tufail

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The story is a medieval autodidactic utopia, a philosophical treatise in a literary form, which was written by the Andalusian philosopher Ibn Tufail in the 1160s in Marrakesh.
Ibn Tufail was the author of Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān (حي بن يقظان Alive, son of Awake), also known as Philosophus Autodidactus in Latin, a philosophical romance and allegorical novel inspired by Avicennism and Sufism, and which tells the story of an autodidactic feral child, raised by a gazelle and living alone on a desert island, who, without contact with other human beings, discovers ultimate truth through a systematic process of reasoned inquiry.

Ekalavya

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In the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, Ekalavya is depicted as a tribal boy who was denied education in the science of arms from royal teachers from the house of Kuru.
Ekalavya (English: ékalavya) is a character from the epic The Mahābhārata, and due to the circumstances of how he learned archery, Eklavya has come to signify an autodidact.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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One of the main characters in The Elegance of the Hedgehog (2006), by Muriel Barbery, is an autodidact.
She is an autodidact in literature and philosophy, but conceals it to keep her job and, she believes, to avoid the condemnation of the building's tenants.

Tadao Ando

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Many successful and influential architects, such as Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Violet-Le-Duc, and Tadao Ando were self-taught.
Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as "critical regionalism".

Didacticism

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The related term didacticism defines an artistic philosophy of education.

Professional requirements for architects

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The practice of architecture or the use of the title "architect", are now protected in most countries.
The group is lobbying for an amendment of the legislation to restore the prior status of self-trained architects in the profession.

Charles D. Hayes

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Charles D. Hayes is a self-professed, self-taught philosopher and one of America's strongest advocates for lifelong learning.

Virtual school

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As colleges and universities offer distance learning degree programs and secondary schools provide cyber school options for K-12 students, technology provides numerous resources that enable individuals to have a self-directed learning experience.

Kendall Hailey

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Kendall Hailey is an American writer and autodidact.

Architects' Alliance of Ireland

In the Republic of Ireland, a group named "Architects' Alliance of Ireland" is defending the interests of long-established self-trained architects who were recently deprived from their rights to practice as per Part 3 of the Irish Building Control Act 2007.

Teacher

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Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions (such as schools).

Professor

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Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions (such as schools).

Educational institution

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Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions (such as schools).

Formal learning

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An autodidact may or may not have formal education, and their study may be either a complement or an alternative to formal education.

Ancient Greek

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The term has its roots in the Ancient Greek words αὐτός and διδακτικός.

Philosophy of education

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The related term didacticism defines an artistic philosophy of education.

Southern Cross University

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One such is heutagogy, coined in 2000 by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon of Southern Cross University in Australia; others are self-directed learning and self-determined learning.

Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution created a new situation for self-directed learners.

Joseph Whitworth

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As stated by Joseph Whitworth in his influential report on industry dated from 1853, literacy rates were higher in the United States.

Royal Society

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Institutions such as the Royal Society did much to promote scientific learning, including public lectures. Watt, like some other autodidacts of the time, became a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the Lunar Society.

James Watt

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James Watt was a surveyor and instrument maker and is described as being "largely self-educated".

Lunar Society of Birmingham

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Watt, like some other autodidacts of the time, became a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the Lunar Society.