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  • Teacher education resources from The Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues

    The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues The Teacher Training Workshop The Teacher Training Workshop provides an introduction to character education and the work of the Jubilee Centre, for both primary and secondary courses, in the form of a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying teacher delivery...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Learning at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research

    Over the last two years, the Finnish Institute for Educational Research has focused part of its efforts on understanding wisdom in adults with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from developmental psychology, philosophy, information technology, education, history of education, and university pedagogy...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Free online course in character education

    What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education Free online course with The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue! Explore important questions about character education and how it contributes to individual and societal flourishing. Why join the course? Character education is increasingly being talked...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing releases short film

    The University of Oklahoma's Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing , founded and directed by moral philosopher Dr. Nancy Snow, recently released a short documentary film. The movie titled "Right behind the rain" explores the work done at the Institute to elicit change in Oklahoma...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 80 percent of teachers say character education would improve school grades

    University of Birmingham 80 percent of teachers surveyed across the UK say that character education would improve school grades – according to findings in a new poll. The 450 practising teachers surveyed suggested that a greater focus on character education in schools would have a positive impact on...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • All-round education: What makes someone educated?

    by Pushpa Priya, The Himalayan Times Education is a balance of knowledge and wisdom. One ought to be mindful that knowledge without wisdom is more or less like a driver without control, which could lead to disaster. Firstly we should try to define education. Whom do we really address as the educated...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue, Practical Wisdom & Professional Education

    by The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues The Virtue, Practical Wisdom and Professional Education research report was published on 8th December 2017. The report describes the methods employed in developing, implementing, and piloting a new online intervention, entitled Character in the Professions...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Daniel Lapsley (video)

    The Virtues Scientist Project: Intellectual Virtues, Epistemic Reasoning, and Science Education The following is a recorded presentation of Daniel Lapsley, ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology from the University of Notre Dame at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Robert J. Sternberg (video)

    Appointment in Samarra: Are we rushing to create a society of smart (and not so smart) fools? The following is a recorded presentation of Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum in August 2017. Watch...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Is the U.S. Education System Producing a Society of “Smart Fools”?

    by Claudia Wallis, Scientific American At last weekend’s annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Boston, Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg sounded an alarm about the influence of standardized tests on American society. Sternberg, who has studied intelligence...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Philosophising the Dialogos Way towards Wisdom in Education (2019)

    Summary: Philosophising the Dialogos Way towards Wisdom in Education proposes the innovative and holistic Dialogos approach to practical philosophy as a way of facilitating wisdom-oriented pedagogy. The book encourages individual and collective development through dialectical interplays between personal...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in The Teaching Life: In Light and In Darkness (2019)

    This book shares insights drawn from the diverse voices of public school teachers, community outreach education workers, professors, writers, poets, artists, and musicians on suffering in school and the classroom. Teachers speak about their own encounters with and perceptions from suffering using critical...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 2: Suffering and the Contemplative Gaze in Teaching" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel reflects upon his experiences first as a young boy, and then later as a high school teacher in order to understand the nature of suffering in the teaching profession. Beginning with a discussion concerning the meaning of contemplation or theoria, Steel’s inquiry next takes up the...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 11: A Teacher's Night Song" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel explores the “Night Song” from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra for the insights it offers readers concerning the spiritual yearnings that constitute the contemplative foundations of the teaching life. Particular attention is given to Nietzsche’s purposeful inversions...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Introduction -- In Light and In Darkness" (2019)

    In this chapter, the editors provide an overview to readers about the general scope and intent of this compilation. They explain the meaning behind its title, as well as why investigations of “suffering in teaching” are remarkably rare and often discouraged in the field of teaching. Editors Steel and...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Fostering Wisdom in the Classroom, Part 2 (2019)

    Abstract: Advances in both the science and theory of wisdom have made it possible to create sound wisdom curricula and test them in the classroom. This article is a report of one such attempt. We developed a curriculum consistent with theories of wisdom that espouse the following five methods: challenge...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • PEACE AND PROSPERITY (2018)

    PEACE AND PROSPERITY The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result, but expecting a Different One. Albert Einstein Watching the Armistice Day ceremonies this year I was reminded of the famous H.G. Wells comment about World War I being ‘the war to end all...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently About College and University Governance (2018)

    Summary: This series of essays written for trustees and administrative leaders of universities and colleges draws on the authors’ extensive consulting experience, research into the dynamics of boards, and service as trustees, to focus on practical insights that will help readers improve governance. The...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • An Invitation to Philosophizing: On the Challenges of Philosophy of Education Instruction in B.Ed. Programs (2018)

    This article examines the challenges that "competencies-based assessment" pose for instruction in Bachelor of Education programs where the intent in learning is to invite student-teachers into modes of inquiry that involve loving or "pursuing wisdom."
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Oil and Water? Assessment and the Pursuit of Wisdom in Education (2018)

    This article examines the difficulties and paradoxes involved when we as educators try to apply assessments either as a means to encourage or to measure growth in wisdom-seeking practices.
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Theodore Richards

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Theodore Richards is the founder and director of the Chicago Wisdom Project. The mission of the Chicago Wisdom Project is to re-imagine education through holistic programming that transforms individual, community, and world through creative expression. He is the author of Handprints...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Robert J. Sternberg

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Robert Sternberg, PhD is a professor of human development at Cornell University. Before his professorship at Cornell, he held numerous positions including President of the American Psychological Association, Dean of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University, Provost at Oklahoma...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Planting Seeds of Wisdom Part 1: Can Parents Teach Wisdom?

    By Debbie Curtis Do children grow into wise adults because we adults planted the seeds of wisdom in childhood? Just as Mother Nature unlocks the potential in each flower seedling to produce colorful blooms, can wise parents unlock the infinite potential within each child to blossom in beautiful and unique...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Practical Wisdom in Medical Training: What are the Prospects?

    In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (1), Prof. David Hoekema considers how virtue is taught on college campuses. He suggests that the “unacknowledged” ethicists on campuses fall generally into three categories: professors (of all disciplines, by virtue of the examples they set in...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • How can we train people to become wise?

    Can we train professionals to become wise in their respective fields? Do we already do so in some professions, perhaps unwittingly? Baltes and colleagues have conducted a body of empirical work related to wisdom, some of which focuses on wisdom within different professions. For example, Smith, Staudinger...
     Posted by: wattawa
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