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NEWS
  • 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
  • University of Chicago Center for Teaching workshop "Teaching for Wisdom"

    Teaching for Wisdom: Dialogical Philosophizing and Action Research in Intercultural and Interreligious Education Tuesday, May 9th from 12-1:30pm Wieboldt Hall, 310 D/E University of Chicago In this seminar, Associate Professor Helskog presents the Dialogos approach to practical philosophy as a form of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Barry Schwartz (video)

    Click here to watch the interview on the Wisdom Research YouTube Channel. As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • 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
  • Loving Sophia and Loving Nature: A Meditation (2018)

    This informal reflection examines the relationship between "loving wisdom" or Sophia on the one hand, and our care/concern for Nature on the other.
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • New developments in psychological wisdom research: A growing field of increasing importance (2018)

    Abstract: Looking at the state of the world today, one cannot help but wonder what we need to do to ensure a positive and peaceful future for humanity. How is it possible that knowledge and information have become so much more accessible to people in many parts of the world, but we do not seem to have...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Fostering Wisdom in the Classroom, Part 1: A General Theory of Wisdom Pedagogy (2018)

    Abstract: This article reviews the literature on theories of wisdom pedagogy and abstracts out a single theory of how to foster wisdom in formal education. The fundamental methods of wisdom education are found to be: challenge beliefs; prompt the articulation of values; encourage self-development; encourage...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Education and the Necessity of Wisdom (2018)

    Abstract: In the modern world, education has taken a functionalist hue, and its purpose has become one of ensuring that pupils have sufficient generic skills and competencies to meet the needs of employers. It is argued that the aims of education are broader than this. Education needs to prepare students...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education (2018)

    Book summary: This book explores the development of practical wisdom, or phronesis, within the stories of four mature students studying for degrees in art and design. Through an analysis informed by the ideas of Basil Bernstein and Aristotle, the authors propose that phronesis – or the ability to deliberate...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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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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