When it comes to education, we imagine kindergarten, and 12 years of school, maybe even higher education, but what if I told you that there is more in the way of education waiting for you where you least expect it? As it turns out, entertainment and be deceptively entertaining. Here are a few ways to make entertain work for you.
First and foremost, YouTube has an emerging educational community. YouTube Channels like PBS’s Crash Course and Idea Channel take a rather unique and fun approach to education, the latter by applying classical education to pop culture. A similar YouTube show is Game Theory which applies science and logic to video games and the spin off, Film Theory, which, as the name implies, does the same with films and TV shows. There are many more channels and shows on YouTube that make learning fun, or just give people who like to learn another avenue to do so, so there’s something for everyone.
Another great way to expand your mind and have fun doing it is reading. Wait, hear me out, I’m not assigning readings like your teachers and professors. Rather, I’m just letting you know that I’ve always just researched things I’ve found in books, as well as other media, and learned a great deal about mythology, history, or even just new words. This also applies to playing video games, as well as watching movies and TV. As long as you’re willing to Google new words and ideas on your smartphone – and, really, why not? – you’ll learn much more than you ever thought possible. For example, did you know that Thor from the Avengers is based on and named after the Norse god of thunder? To learn more without even trying, go to Barnes & Noble, pick up a book or two that sound interesting, and get cracking.