Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

James Bachis an expert in the field of computer software testing who has taught critical thinking and software testing to rocket and nuclear scientists at such places as the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He lives in Eastsound, Washington with his wife and son.

Dangerous Ideas: Schoolteachers don't like me very much
After the Lecture
This Book Is Not About School
What Is Education?
I Am a Buccaneer-Scholar: What's that and so what?
My Paper Credentials
High School Dropout
My True Credentials
The First Buccaneers: A free people, skilled in many arts
Who Were the Buccaneers?
What Does This Have to Do with Education?
Buccaneers and the Enlightenment
Who Can Be a Buccaneer?
Why Be a Buccaneer?
What I Do and How I Do It: Eleven elements of self-education
Scouting Obsessively
Authentic Problems
Cognitive Savvy
Knowledge Attracts Knowledge
Experimentation
Disposable Time
Stories
Contrasting Ideas
Other Minds
Words and Pictures
Systems Thinking
Making It Work: Heuristics and Great Secrets
No Schoolmasters. No Fear
Mental Mutiny:I tried to think, but nothing happened
Declare Independence
Refuse Homework
Fail Tests on Purpose
Implode
The Silence of the Clams: The value of low-pressure learning
How Did Clam Lore Improve My Life?
The Principle of Peripheral Wisdom
Peripheral Wisdom When Things Get Rough
The Principle of Alternation
The Follow the Energy Heuristic
The Long Leash Heuristic
Happy Learning, James! Discovering my passion; overcoming my fear
A Learning Frenzy
The Experiment That Changed My Life
Cyclic Learning
The Obsess and Forget Heuristic
The Plunge In and Quit Heuristic
The Procrastinate and Push Heuristic
How Are These Heuristics Different?
Emancipated Minor: I quit school and lived
Leaving Home and School
Entering the Software Business
Guaranteed Not Stupid: How do I know I'm any good?
Love and Plunder
Self-Appraisal for Buccaneers
Reputation, Tests, and Portfolio
No Prey, No Pay: Buccaneering at work
The Thrill of Being Needed
Catching the College Kids
My Learning Is My Work
Playing the Expert Game
Treasure Map: The power of a personal syllabus
The Encyclopedia Is a Poor Syllabus
Scouting and the Syllabus
Example: The Universe in a Grain of Testing
Example: A Syllabus of Questions
Dr. Bach: Buccaneering in the long run
Hoisting the Black Flag
A Society of Buccaneers
Hunting in Packs
Epilogue: At the helm
Stars to Steer By: Famous buccaneers help me raise my son
Acknowledgments
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