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

Author: Susan D Blum
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blum, Susan D.
"I Love Learning; I Hate School" : An Anthropology of College.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan D Blum
ISBN: 9781501703416 1501703412
OCLC Number: 958582255
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Ebook Central Academic Complete
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
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.
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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  Read more...
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"As I read 'I Love Learning; I Hate School, ' I sprained my neck from nodding in vigorous agreement. The book casts an anthropological lens on education in general and higher education in particular, Read more...

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