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The Resource Academically adrift : limited learning on college campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Academically adrift : limited learning on college campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Label
Academically adrift : limited learning on college campuses
Title
Academically adrift
Title remainder
limited learning on college campuses
Statement of responsibility
Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Are undergraduates really learning anything once they get to college? The answer is no. As troubling as their findings are, the authors argue that for many faculty and administrators this conclusion will come as no surprise and is the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list
  • This volume presents a study that followed 2,300 students at 24 universities over the course of four years. The study measured both the amount that students improved in terms of critical thinking and writing skills, in addition to how much they studied and how many papers they wrote for their courses. The authors conclude that college has become less rigorous in general -- in part due to factors such as outreach marketing, the loss of the humanities curriculum, and students' instructor evaluations -- due to their findings that more than a third of students showed no improvement in critical thinking skills after four years at a university
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arum, Richard
Dewey number
378.19/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.A78 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roksa, Josipa
Series statement
Professional development collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Education, Higher
  • Learning
  • Reasoning
  • United States
  • Higher education
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Högskoleutbildning
  • Kritiskt tänkande
  • Inlärning
  • Education, Higher
  • Learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
Label
Academically adrift : limited learning on college campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College cultures and student learning -- Origins and trajectories -- Pathways through colleges adrift -- Channeling students' energies toward learning -- A mandate for reform
Control code
ocn587209637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226028569
Lccn
2010031799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226028552
  • (OCoLC)587209637
Label
Academically adrift : limited learning on college campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College cultures and student learning -- Origins and trajectories -- Pathways through colleges adrift -- Channeling students' energies toward learning -- A mandate for reform
Control code
ocn587209637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226028569
Lccn
2010031799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226028552
  • (OCoLC)587209637

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