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The Resource "I Love Learning ; I Hate School" : an Anthropology of College

"I Love Learning ; I Hate School" : an Anthropology of College

Label
"I Love Learning ; I Hate School" : an Anthropology of College
Title
"I Love Learning ; I Hate School"
Title remainder
an Anthropology of College
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frustrated by her students' performance, her relationships with them, and her own daughter's problems in school, Susan D. Blum, a professor of anthropology, set out to understand why her students found their educational experience at a top-tier institution so profoundly difficult and unsatisfying. Through her research and in conversations with her students, she discovered a troubling mismatch between the goals of the university and the needs of students. In "I Love Learning; I Hate School, " Blum tells two intertwined but inseparable stories: the results of her research into how students learn contrasted with the way conventional education works, and the personal narrative of how she herself was transformed by this understanding. Blum concludes that the dominant forms of higher education do not match the myriad forms of learning that help students--people in general--master meaningful and worthwhile skills and knowledge. Students are capable of learning huge amounts, but the ways higher education is structured often leads them to fail to learn. More than that, it leads to ill effects. In this critique of higher education, infused with anthropological insights, Blum explains why so much is going wrong and offers suggestions for how to bring classroom learning more in line with appropriate forms of engagement. She challenges our system of education and argues for a "reintegration of learning with life."--Inside jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blum, Susan D
Dewey number
306.43
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
LB1065
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motivation in education
  • College students
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • College students
  • Motivation in education
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • United States
  • Hochschulpolitik
  • Lernen
  • USA
Label
"I Love Learning ; I Hate School" : an Anthropology of College
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-334) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "I Love Learning; I Hate School": An Anthropology of College; Contents; Introduction: What the Good Student Did Not Know; Part I. Trouble in Paradise; 1. Complaints: Crisis or Moral Panic?; 2. The Myriad and Muddied Goals of College; Part II. Schooling and Its Oddities; 3. Seeing the Air: The Nature and Spread of Higher Education; 4. Wagging the Dog: Learning for Schooling; 5. "What Do I Have to Do to Get an A?": The Real Skinny on Grades; 6. Campus Delights: Nonacademic Engagement and Responsibility; Part III. How and Why Humans Learn: Explaining the Mismatch
  • 7. Beyond Cognition and Abstraction: Notes on Human Nature and Development8. Learning in the Wild, Learning in the Cage; 9. Motivation Comes in at Least Two Flavors, Intrinsic and Extrinsic; 10. On Happiness, Flourishing, Well-Being, and Meaning; Part IV. A Revolution in Learning; 11. Both Sides Now of a Learning Revolution; Conclusion: Learning versus Schooling: A Professor's Reeducation; Appendix: A New Metaphor: Permaculture, or Twelve Principles of Human Cultivation; Acknowledgments; Notes; Works Cited; Index; About the Author
Control code
958582255
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (356 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703416
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt20dgjpx
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958582255
Label
"I Love Learning ; I Hate School" : an Anthropology of College
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-334) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "I Love Learning; I Hate School": An Anthropology of College; Contents; Introduction: What the Good Student Did Not Know; Part I. Trouble in Paradise; 1. Complaints: Crisis or Moral Panic?; 2. The Myriad and Muddied Goals of College; Part II. Schooling and Its Oddities; 3. Seeing the Air: The Nature and Spread of Higher Education; 4. Wagging the Dog: Learning for Schooling; 5. "What Do I Have to Do to Get an A?": The Real Skinny on Grades; 6. Campus Delights: Nonacademic Engagement and Responsibility; Part III. How and Why Humans Learn: Explaining the Mismatch
  • 7. Beyond Cognition and Abstraction: Notes on Human Nature and Development8. Learning in the Wild, Learning in the Cage; 9. Motivation Comes in at Least Two Flavors, Intrinsic and Extrinsic; 10. On Happiness, Flourishing, Well-Being, and Meaning; Part IV. A Revolution in Learning; 11. Both Sides Now of a Learning Revolution; Conclusion: Learning versus Schooling: A Professor's Reeducation; Appendix: A New Metaphor: Permaculture, or Twelve Principles of Human Cultivation; Acknowledgments; Notes; Works Cited; Index; About the Author
Control code
958582255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (356 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703416
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dgjpx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958582255

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