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Title:
To want to learn : insights and provocations for engaged learning
Author:
Kytle, Jackson, 1941-
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Publication Information:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xx, 230 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781403963338
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Book

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Summary

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When students are self-motivated, they work harder at learning even if resources are inadequate. This book argues that students and teachers waste time and energy because the curriculum rests on flawed mental models. Change requires theories of motivation and learning based on advances in neurobiology and cognitive studies.


Author Notes

Jackson Kytle is a social psychologist, progressive educator, writer, and consultant to college leaders, working for the Advance Group. He was elected a Commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Previous college leadership positions include: Vice President for Academic Affairs, HealthCare Chaplaincy; Deputy Provost of The New School in New York City; Dean of Vermont College and Vice President, Norwich University; President of Goddard College; and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Antioch University. Jackson has taught at each of these colleges, offering courses in social psychology, research methods and statistics, educational philosophy, and college writing.


Table of Contents

Part I To Want to Learn
Problems and Possibilities
Perspectives on Engaged Living
Part II Brain, Mind, and Body
Neurobiological Systems
Psychology of Involvement
Part III Motivation, Learning, and School Culture
Considerations for Better Learning
Institutional Culture, Motivation, and Learning
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