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    Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire-Not-to-Know in Classroom Teaching (Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation) (Hardback) By (author) Marshall Wise Alcorn

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    DescriptionTaking on the challenge to teaching the "desire-not-to-know" presents, Alcorn examines qualities of student resistance to new and uncomfortable information and proposes methods for teachers and professors to work 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.

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    Resistance to Learning
    Overcoming the Desire-Not-to-Know in Classroom Teaching
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marshall Wise Alcorn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9781137002853
    ISBN 10: 1137002859

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JNT, JNA
    DC22: 370.15
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMRL, JNC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU009000, EDU015000, PSY008000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC23: 370.1523
    LC classification: LB1051 .A3725 2013
    Thema V1.0: JNA, JMR, JNT, JND
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    19 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Marshall Wise Alcorn, Jr. is Professor of English at The George Washington University, USA. He is the author of Changing the Subject in English Class: Discourse and the Constructions of Desire and Narcissism and the Literary Libido.
    Review quote
    "Providing an understanding of how human communication, interaction, and reason are grounded in emotion, Alcorn has produced a work useful to teachers at every level, especially those at the university level. Rich with examples and cases that exemplify the points raised, the work provides fertile grounds for discussion and analysis of a topical, important subject." - CHOICE
    Table of contents
    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