Formal education is a passive learning behaviour which often takes away from us the ability to question, be curious and creative.
It’s easy to criticize a system without having an alternative to it. At this point in life I have to choose between paying my studies to give myself the confidence that I am capable to take action and simply taking action.
With less of a money and time investment, taking action now makes sense to me. Any failure associated with the new endeavor might not look good on paper, but ultimately life happens above the social convention and so is learning.
Is practical learning for me?
Think things through. Is a new course just an excuse to not put yourself out there? If it is, know that there is greater value in active learning than just being an observer in life. And trying will only get you closer to succeeding.