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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In a sense, he takes the reader on a journey behind the veil of academic life, revealing some raw and contested views on academic thinking, writing and teaching. It would be good for high school teachers to read because it will help illustrate what they’re preparing their students for.
It was like a whole semester in one book.
In short, students do not know how to “join in the conversation” of academe. Indeed, Graff’s writing artfully demonstrates the very practices that he prescribes, modeling the style of discourse that can bridge the divide between clueleess and students. This is the second time I have read this great book. That’s the whole point that Gerald Graff makes in the book. According to Gerald Graff, the problem in education is not that acareme 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.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Intelligently, humanely, Gerald Graff is bringing all of these questions back home to the classroom, cluepess, at least for now, seems exactly where they belong. He believes that his role as a teacher and author of this booktherefore, is to “demystify the club” of academics and intellectuals, break up its exclusivity and help students enter.
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Young people naturally debate the merits of all sorts of things, from sports to popular culture. We Christy Karnes, Jon Bennett, Matt Bart, and I had a great discussion yesterday regarding Graff’s ideas about using pop culture in academic settings. This book made me rethink some of my expectations of students at the early college level and how I go about helping them progress. I’m going to have to think more through what I read but I think that there are quite a few good ideas in this book that I can use to help flesh out my philosophy even more.
Feb 23, James rated it really liked it. I’ve felt that way since “meeting” Gerald Graff in graduate school.
Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
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I especially enjoyed the book for its clear writing, sustained arguments, and self-consciousness. Product details Format Paperback cluelfss Dimensions x x What should students learn?
Sep 17, Stephanie Odom-robertson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Because, as Graff suggests, academic life and “real” life in fact are closely parallel and require many of the same skills of reasoning and discourse in order to succeed: For example, he says that even if an essay is well-written, cerebral, and on an esoteric topic, Graff says that the student won’t get accepted because they didn’t let the essay speak for them as a human being.
However, much of what he writes as he diagnoses the dilemmas of university life comes off as shrill. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff
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The Best Books of Why have we built a system in which learners “get ahead” by telling their teachers what they think they want to hear? Jul 18, Lauren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: