Today I am excited to welcome Dr. Susan Blum to the show. Susan is a professor of anthropology at Notre Dame University and the author of one of my favorite reads of the last couple of years, a book titled “I Love to Learn; I Hate School: An Anthropology of College.” And, she’s also the author of the blog “Learning vs. Schooling” which should give you another indication of why her work intrigues me, so I’m really looking forward to this conversation.
Some of the more challenging topics we discuss are:
- Why schooling as we know it prevents learning
- Why she sees that as “a crisis preceding a radical transformation” in education
- Why we should get rid of grades
- And why we should aim to make college strange instead of familiar to students