The School of Life
The School of Life is an educational company that offers advice on life issues. It was founded in 2008 and based in branches in London.
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The School of Life is an educational company that offers advice on life issues. It was founded in 2008 and based in branches in London.The School of Life was founded by a number of writers, artists and educators.The faculty includes philosophers Mark Vernon, Robert Rowland Smith and writer John Armstrong.
Some critics think de Botton's approach is shallow and unhelpful: "Yet the real issue with de Botton’s new book, and the others in the How To series, is not simply a lack of depth but one of purpose: they are certainly shallow in their philosophy, but they are not particularly useful either. The books are combination platters of soft science, anecdotal case studies (some real, some fictional), and exercises or suggestions about steps the reader could take to further his or her goal." Some critics suggest that selling philosophical ideas as therapy is problematic, but others suggest it has merit: "But even those who are cynical about the combination of profit and philosophy may find The School of Life’s non-fiction series substantive."
The London branch of The School of Life has a small shop on Marchmont Street in Central London.
A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below) but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university, but these higher education institutions are usually not compulsory.
In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.