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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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Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

Graff will aid all the old school teachers and professors with their hangups over first person writing, etc. This approach needed to be cultivated rather than avoided.

I can’t remember the last clueldss a single book affected my entire approach to education. I think it’s powerful, and deserves to be read, taught, and considered by anyone who cares about education, its purposes, acareme how we can improve it. He then provides practical suggestions for guiding students in their academic writing, such as using students’ nonacademic interests or “hidden intellectualism” as contexts for developing their skills of academic discourse.

But good to have under my belt I guess.

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Nov 19, Laren cluelsss it liked it Shelves: Somewhat unexpectedly, the book then closes with a discussion of “progressive traditionalism” as a means academd implementing a compromise between current views on education, particularly as it has been applied in high school settings. This is a really interesting perspective on the collaborative conversations that need to cluelexs place in academe in order to show students the interconnectivity of all learning. Oct 02, Scott Lee rated it it was amazing.


Feb 03, Dominic rated it it was amazing Shelves: Intelligently, humanely, Gerald Graff is bringing all of these questions academme home to the classroom, which, at least for now, seems exactly where they belong. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

It’s not just for the bookish or the erudite. I think he’s right. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Instead, Graff clearly coueless them as capable learners who are in need of a better set of rules for playing the academic game and succeeding in school, especially college. It showed me ways that I fail to live up to my own standards as a teacher, it showed me ideas that I find exciting that I want to find ways to apply in my own work.

Preview — Clueless in Academe by Gerald Graff. More still, I walked away from this book with a number of concrete strategies that I hope to employ in future courses. Nov 01, Bryan Kibbe rated cpueless it was amazing. Worth reading if you are on a Core Curriculum Committee and the college is overhauling undergraduate curriculum. The most depressing aspect of this book is that while it is describing this fantastic phenomenon of the inaccessibility of academic discourse, it does it in such a way that emphasizes everything he is lamenting.

Jan 17, Danielle marked it as to-read. Offering examples drawn from his own teaching experiences, as well as those of other high school and college faculty, Graff suggests concrete ways to make our own academic writing more accessible and understandable.

Jun 01, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Where’s the inquiry and the innovation? Sep 14, Lisa rated it liked it. As such Graff not only advances a thesis, but also establishes a laboratory within the pages of the book by which to test his ideas. The best parts of the book are not his diagnoses, but rather his solutions.


This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Graff’s view of what education needs to do in order to stay relevant and be more attractive to students is interesting and revealing.

Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

I’m interested in this stuff. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

In short, students do not know how to “join in the conversation” of academe. Very dense with ideas and many good points, but not a light read. In the wake coueless theory, in the wake of feminism, post-colonial criticism and all the rest, what is a liberal arts education supposed to be about? What should students learn?

Paperbackpages. Save it for the schoolyear if you’re a teacher or student. Refresh and try again. I wish all undergraduates could read this. Left clueless in the academic world, many adademe view the life of the mind as a secret society for which only an elite few qualify. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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