June 3, 2020

Engineering school


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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio

Paul McGowan

The traditional route traveled by aspiring audio engineers is school. Learn your basics then move on to higher-level classes in mathematics, physics, semiconductors, circuits, and so on. When you come out of school you’re, well, somewhat useless—a head filled with a lot of unconnected information waiting to be used.

What those fresh out of school lack, of course, is experience.

As most of my readers know I am not an advocate for traditional schools. In my view, they got about learning the wrong way. Instead of a hands on approach backed by classwork explaining what’s happening, they put the proverbial cart in front of the horse by cramming your head full of information before telling you what to do with it.

Clearly, this works for some. Just not me.

If you’re interested in my rebel views on the subject I would encourage you to watch this short video I put together while standing atop the PS Audio World Headquarters amongst a forest of solar panels.

What’s your experience with the way education systems work?

For more on this story go to; https://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/engineering-school/

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