Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. CrawfordA philosopher/mechanics wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with ones hands
Called the sleeper hit of the publishing season (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a knowledge worker, based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.
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Oct 16, Minutes Buy. Apr 27, ISBN May 28, ISBN Oct 16, Minutes. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world. Matthew B.
By: Britton Gildersleeve Date: December 18, Summary : Matthew Crawford points out that education for the sake of education is no guarantee of the ability to make complex decisions well. Shop Class as Soulcraft examines key ideas about what counts as learning and what that means for students today. Sometimes a book comes when you need it. Lately, it seems that when I have tried to discuss the ubiquitous NCLB legislation, I'm often at a loss for ways to articulate what the shift in emphasis away from critical thinking to high-stakes primarily multiple choice testing has cost students.
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An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
Matthew B. Crawford earned his PhD while working as an electrician and motorcycle mechanic. After receiving his degree, Crawford headed a prestigious think tank in Washington, DC. In only months, he became dissatisfied with the abstract nature of his work and the internal politics that seemed more important than any results. He left and opened a vintage motorcycle repair shop. Working with his hands on intractable mechanical beasts granted him insight into his own intellectual and metaphysical processes. He found working with his hands on complex mechanical problems often more intellectually satisfying than the rigorous intellectual work he earned his doctorate to perform.