The Resource "I love learning; I hate school" : an anthropology of college, Susan D. Blum

"I love learning; I hate school" : an anthropology of college, Susan D. Blum

Label
"I love learning; I hate school" : an anthropology of college
Title
"I love learning; I hate school"
Title remainder
an anthropology of college
Statement of responsibility
Susan D. Blum
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blum, Susan Debra
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1065
LC item number
.B56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motivation in education
  • College students
  • Teacher-student relationships
Label
"I love learning; I hate school" : an anthropology of college, Susan D. Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why don't students care about learning in college? -- What the good student did not know -- The book this is and isn't: disclaimers -- Problems/Trouble in Paradise/Challenges to Normal Science -- Complaints: crisis or moral panic? -- The myriad and muddied goals of college -- Schooling and its oddities -- Seeing the air: the nature and spread of higher education: the paradigm -- Wagging the dog: learning for schooling -- "What do I have to do to get an A?": the real skinny on grades -- Campus delights: a little study of nonacademic engagement and responsibility -- Explaining the mismatch: how and why humans learn -- Beyond cognition and abstraction: humans are immature capable curious emotional social animals: notes on human nature and development -- Learning in the wild, learning in the cage -- Motivation comes in at least two flavors -- On happiness, flourishing, wellbeing, and meaning -- A learning revolution -- Both sides now of a learning revolution -- Conclusion: learning versus schooling: a professor's reeducation -- Appendix: a new metaphor: permaculture; twelve principles of human cultivation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781501700217
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015030284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916685054
  • (OCoLC)ocn916685054
Label
"I love learning; I hate school" : an anthropology of college, Susan D. Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why don't students care about learning in college? -- What the good student did not know -- The book this is and isn't: disclaimers -- Problems/Trouble in Paradise/Challenges to Normal Science -- Complaints: crisis or moral panic? -- The myriad and muddied goals of college -- Schooling and its oddities -- Seeing the air: the nature and spread of higher education: the paradigm -- Wagging the dog: learning for schooling -- "What do I have to do to get an A?": the real skinny on grades -- Campus delights: a little study of nonacademic engagement and responsibility -- Explaining the mismatch: how and why humans learn -- Beyond cognition and abstraction: humans are immature capable curious emotional social animals: notes on human nature and development -- Learning in the wild, learning in the cage -- Motivation comes in at least two flavors -- On happiness, flourishing, wellbeing, and meaning -- A learning revolution -- Both sides now of a learning revolution -- Conclusion: learning versus schooling: a professor's reeducation -- Appendix: a new metaphor: permaculture; twelve principles of human cultivation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781501700217
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015030284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916685054
  • (OCoLC)ocn916685054

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