According to Gerald Graff, the problem in education is not that students are increasingly anti-intellectual, as is often lamented, but that they simply cannot fathom. NOVEMBER Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Clueless in Academe: An Interview with Gerald Graff. John Warner. Virginia Tech University. A common scene: In class, I ask for a student to summarize the.
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Nov 24, Qwerty rated it did not like it. In a refreshing departure from standard diatribes against academia, Graff shows how academic unintelligibility is academd reinforced not only by academic jargon and obscure writing, but by the disconnection of the curriculum and the failure to exploit the many connections between academia and popular culture.
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On the point of self-consciousness, Graff does an excellent job of not only arguing for a particular style of pedagogy that introduces students to past and present academic conversations, but also of trying to ex This is a book that I would recommend to any present students training to be educators and also to any practiced educators that still seek to innovate and grow in their pedagogical methods.
He offers some good examples and practical advice from his own teaching. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Nov 01, Bryan Kibbe rated it it was amazing. Dec 18, Phil Gardner rated it really liked it Shelves: Adopting a progressive tone, he further maintains that “demystifying the club means changing the club itself as much as it means changing students.
How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Also, high schools are terrible and need mass reform.
But good to have under my belt I guess. Jan 17, Danielle marked it as to-read. Education itself is not for the bookish or the erudite, it’s for everyone and too often, intellectualism, one person’s idea of what intellectualism should be such as a professor’swill scare off the students instead of inviting them to become intellectuals themselves.
Journal of College Student Development. Open Preview See a Problem? Graff argues that we must do a better job stimulating student interest in the th Gerald Graff, a professor English and education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, takes universities to task for the gulf between students and teachers.
I can’t remember the last time a single book affected my entire approach to education. How should teachers teach? The book is also very well-written and very well-focused. This books is concerned with how to introduce students to academic discourse.
Refreshing thoughts on how empowering a demystified approach to argumentative writing can be. I wish all undergraduates could read this. Also, how English teachers are weird and what other people think of us, and how to let your students in on academic discourse. There are some fine ideas about how to teach at both the university and the high school level.
The faculty book group on campus is going to read this book. Graff has some radical notions about changing educational institutions. Jul 23, Donna Rae rated it it was amazing. Gerald Graff, a professor English and education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, takes universities to task for the gulf between students and teachers.
I like this guy’s mix of humor and idealism.
Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff
Aug 28, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: Still, Graff is not writing a book meant to build in all the answers, but rather a book that starts the conversation – why is there a sense of division between the student and the professor which makes education as a field seem isolated, insular, and unobtainable – in a culture where diverse crowds often experience “impostor syndrome” or find that the field seems too obscured or esoteric to admit them as members, what needs to happen in education?
I loved the ideas in this book, but it remained too dense and, it could be said, inaccessible for most audiences. This book acadeeme of tells them their rights as students. A key idea is that good academic writing always puts ideas in their academic context, which is the thoughts of other writers on clufless subject. On the point of self-consciousness, Graff does an excellent job of not only arguing for a particular style scademe pedagogy that introduces students to past and present academic conversations, but also of trying to acsdeme that method in his own writing.
Maybe not very applicable to everyone, but to anyone considering going into a post graduate, academic field I highly recommend this. In any case I loved this book. The education found in skilled argument does extend beyond just one field, so there is strength to this argument and I would recommend that anyone interested in education read this book in some detail as an idea of the challenges in modern education as a field and the clue,ess or perception of the realities in current college education.
Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
Why are the most “successful” students from grade school up to college often those who do not ask questions, break rules, or take risks? Sep 19, Sarah rated it really liked it. Sometimes you run into an intellectual companion who seems to say everything that you’ve been searching for ways academs communicate.
A worthy subject, but I found the presentation rather dry, and well, overly academic. Preview — Clueless in Academe cluelesx Gerald Graff. In the wake of theory, in the wake of feminism, post-colonial criticism and all the rest, what is a liberal arts education supposed to be about? I don’t think there’s one glib sentence in the whole book.
Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
Graff argues that we must do a better job stimulating student interest in the things intellectual. As I was describing my teaching philosophy to someone, he asked me if I had ever read Gerald Graff cluelless my philosophy sounded a lot like what Graff had written. According to Gerald Graff, the problem in education is not that students are increasingly anti-intellectual, as is often lamented, but that they simply cannot fathom how to bridge the chasm between their personal worlds and the academic world.
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Dec 13, Karen rated it really liked it. Graff further suggests that academic discourse seems counterintuitive to students in many ways: While I don’t cluelesx with all his points I hate the argument templates, for instanceI think he does a good job cluelees pointing out some reasons why academia is considered to be so obscure and refuting those claims.
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