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Has anyone here heard of Praxis?
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Has anyone here heard of Praxis?

I'm looking for alternatives to college, and Praxis is one of them. That said I really can't find anything about them other than their website. They basically educate you and get you a job at the same time.

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Uncollege, Estitute, and Mycelium. If you guys have any others please list Smile and online college is awesome to, but that's still a problem with me. Pirate
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Has anyone here heard of Praxis?

Isnt the Praxis for teacher certification or something?

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RE: Has anyone here heard of Praxis?

(02-14-2014 04:03 PM)scorchededge243 Wrote:  I'm looking for alternatives to college, and Praxis is one of them. That said I really can't find anything about them other than their website. They basically educate you and get you a job at the same time.

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Uncollege, Estitute, and Mycelium. If you guys have any others please list Smile and online college is awesome to, but that's still a problem with me. Pirate

Yes, but http://www.discoverpraxis.com is not. These websites are hard to find.
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Has anyone here heard of Praxis?

Doesn't the word "Praxis" have to do with movement?

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(01-01-2015 07:32 AM)Trekkie_Aspie Wrote:  Doesn't the word "Praxis" have to do with movement?

Praxis, in this case, is a reference to "Praxeology," which is part of the lexicon of Austrian school economics. I compiled a Twitter list of entities publicly known to be associated with Praxis. Looking at Praxis as a learning opportunity, I would expect to encounter some amount of groupthink. Not that conventional education doesn't come with its own legacy of bias, grade pressure applied to expression of opinions, etc. Still, from where I sit, Praxis look more like a counterweight than an antidote.
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"Praxis" is German for practice or practical application of something. I'm afraid i can't help beyond that.

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Has anyone here heard of Praxis?

I haven't heard of the Praxis program. It looks interesting. One reason for the lack of wider coverage may be that it's in relatively early stages.

I didn't see a price listed... have you found one? Or is it free?

One other program along the lines of the ones you mentioned, that I came across not long ago, is http://exosphe.re -- they're based in Chile, and as expected there's a fee, but it's worth checking out and adding to the list.

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