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Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire Not to Know in Classroom Teaching

Marshall Wise Alcorn Jr.
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
Education, psychoanalysis, and social transformation
Psychoanalysis, education, and social transformation
ISBN
9781137002853, 1137002859
Summary
"This book examines qualities of resistance to new and uncomfortable information and proposes methods for working productively with such resistance. Research in neuroscience, education, sociology, political science, and the humanities has contributed to a revisionary understanding of how emotion grounds human reason, interaction, and communication. Colleges and Universities produce and distribute information but do very little to ensure that information is effectively assimilated and employed as solutions to real problems. This book outlines an agenda that makes emotional experience central to educational practice"--
Contents
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  • 1. The Emotional Demands of Information Assimilation
  • 2. The Psychology and Biology of the Desire Not to Know
  • 3. Symptomatic Fixation, Emotion, and Social Alliance
  • 4. Academic Allegiance and Attacks on Linking
  • 5. Information Relays and the Touched Nerves of Global Injustice.
Description
xiii, 190 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
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