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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The book is also very well-written and very well-focused. Part I describes the problems within academic culture that inhibit students from engaging e. He offers some good examples and practical advice from his own teaching. Where the first half of the book diagnoses significant problems in our present education system, the second half of the book does a great job of offering a number of constructive solutions.
Michael Clounie rated it really liked it Feb 01, I especially enjoyed the book for its clear writing, sustained arguments, and self-consciousness. It means widening our notion of who qualifies as an ‘intellectual,’ and building on the argumentative talents students already possess” pp.
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Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
cleuless This approach needed to be cultivated rather than avoided. In short, students do not know how to “join in the conversation” of academe. Feb 23, James rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. Sometimes you run into an intellectual companion who seems to say everything that you’ve been searching for ways to communicate.
Cluelees I was describing my teaching philosophy to someone, he asked me if I had ever read Gerald Graff because my philosophy sounded a lot like what Graff had written. Trivia About Clueless in Acade And it did all of this while recognizing that intelligent readers may disagree, and that there is room for that disagreement.
Indeed, Graff’s writing artfully demonstrates the very practices that he prescribes, modeling the style of discourse that can bridge the divide between teachers and students. And it did all of this while recognizing that intelligent readers may disagree, and Sometimes you run into an intellectual companion who seems to say everything that you’ve been searching for ways to communicate.
There are some fine ideas about how to teach at both the university and the high school level. Review quote “[Graff] writes with lucidity and charm.
Gerald Graff, a professor English and education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, takes universities to task for the gulf between students and teachers.
Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff
However, much of what he writes as he diagnoses the dilemmas of university life comes off as shrill. Refreshing thoughts on how empowering a demystified approach to argumentative writing can be. 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.
Although Graff recognizes the value-laden land mine surrounding his choice of the term “clueless” to characterize students, he does an excellent job of inn this potentially sensitive assertion on honor and respect. Cluelesw ask other readers questions about Clueless in Academeplease sign up. A key idea is that good academic writing always puts ideas in their academic context, which is the thoughts of other writers on the subject.
Aug scademe, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
Graff has some radical notions about changing educational institutions.
This books is concerned with how to introduce students to academic discourse.