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NEWS
  • Schools for Wisdom

    By David Brooks, The New York Times Friends of mine have been raving about the documentary “ Most Likely to Succeed ,” and it’s easy to see what the excitement is about. The film is a bold indictment of the entire K-12 educational system. Greg Whiteley’s documentary argues that the American school system...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Mindfulness practices buoy students in Sacramento’s Einstein Middle School

    By Loretta Kalb, The Sacramento Bee Minutes after the opening bell at Albert Einstein Middle School in Sacramento, a quiet calm swept across a classroom of eighth-grade students who listened, eyes closed, as U.S. history teacher Thomas McKenna guided them to a mindful state. “An emotion comes in. You...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.

    By Robert J. Sternberg, The Chronicle of Higher Education Over the course of my career, I’ve given and received a lot of advice. Much of it was wrong. Sometimes it lacked the perspective that comes with age and experience. So now, as an official "oldster" at 65 (proof: thanks to my age, I just...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Starving for Wisdom

    By Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.” That epigram from E.O. Wilson captures the dilemma of our era. Yet the solution of some folks is to disdain wisdom. “Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists?” Rick Scott, the...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The (Paradoxical) Wisdom of Solomon

    By Wray Herbert, HuffPost King Solomon, the third leader of the Jewish Kingdom, is considered the paragon of wisdom and sage judgment. It's said that during his long reign, people traveled great distances to seek his counsel. Yet it's also true--and much less well known--that his personal life...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 3 Simple Reasons Google Doesn't Hire the Top College Grads

    By Zak Cheney-Rice, News.Mic The news: After years spent recruiting some of the best and brightest young people in the world, Google has learned an important lesson: GPA doesn't matter. In a June 2013 interview , Laszlo Bock, the tech giant's senior VP of people operations, told the New York...
     Posted by: brendah
  • TEDxUIowa Brought Wisdom and Surprises

    By Grace Haerr , The Daily Iowan If someone told me I would climb to the top of the rock wall at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center with one of the speakers following the TEDxUIowa event on Feb. 28, well, I would have worn something a little different. But I'm not sure anything could have...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

    New education standards emphasize technical reading skills over an appreciation for literature and the deeper values it can instill. By Michael Godsey, The Atlantic When I was in high school, I chose to major in English in college because I wanted to be wiser. That’s the word I used. If I ended up making...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Guest Seminar at The University of Chicago: Seda Ertaç, Koç University, February 2, 2015

    Good Things Come to Those Who (Are Taught How to) Wait: Results from a Randomized Educational Intervention on Time Preference Authors: Seda Ertaç, (Koç University), Sule Alan (University of Essex) Abstract: We report results from the impact evaluation of a randomized educational intervention targeted...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Becoming a Real Person

    David Brooks, The New York Times This summer, The New Republic published the most read article in that magazine’s history. It was an essay by William Deresiewicz , drawn from his new book, “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.” Deresiewicz offers a...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment (2017)

    Karl Popper is famous for having proposed that science advances by a process of conjecture and refutation. He is also famous for defending the open society against what he saw as its arch enemies – Plato and Marx. Popper’s contributions to thought are of profound importance, but they are not the last...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children (2017)

    Abstract: In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings on the virtues and qualities that we most want to pass on to our kids—such as generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience. Today, a growing body of research from neuroscience and social psychology supports these teachings, offering...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom intelligence is power: Humankind is calling for wisdom intelligence education (2017)

    Abstract: The purpose of the article is to emphasize the importance of “Wisdom intelligence education”. Drawing upon insights from the past and current educational studies, this article reveals the aim and method of wisdom intelligence education. The perspective of wisdom intelligence education is original...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Intercultural Compassion in Higher Education (2017)

    Abstract: This chapter takes a philosophical approach to intercultural education and argues that changes are needed in higher education and the education of healthcare professionals. It is evident that despite the increased numbers of university graduates, the world is not becoming a better place. Conflicts...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life (2017)

    The central thesis of this book is that we need to reform philosophy and join it to science to recreate a modern version of natural philosophy; we need to do this in the interests of rigour, intellectual honesty, and so that science may serve the best interests of humanity. The book seeks to redraw our...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Pursuing Practice Wisdom in Leadership (2017)

    Abstract: Practical wisdom (phronesis) is an ancient, enigmatic, and intractable notion yet the manner of its workings and its influence on public life, professional practice and civil society remains little understood. Despite its profound effect on virtually every aspect of modern life, full understanding...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • SHIFT FROM EDUCATION TO DEVELOPMENT: LEADERS AND COACHES IN SEARCH OF SHARED WISDOM (2016)

    Abstract: This paper presents the results of qualitative study aimed to explore the relationship between the perception of behaviors that support people development, core coaching competences and values supporting them, and wisdom-related values. Our hypothesis was that the reflection on empowering behaviors...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Understanding Scientific Progress (2016)

    "Understanding Scientific Progress constitutes a potentially enormous and revolutionary advancement in philosophy of science. It deserves to be read and studied by everyone with any interest in or connection with physics or the theory of science. Maxwell cites the work of Hume, Kant, J.S. Mill,...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Complexity, Diversity and Ambiguity in Teaching and Teacher Education: Practical Wisdom, Pedagogical Fitness and Tact of Teaching. (2016)

    Abstract: There is consensus in the literature that teacher education programs exhibit the characteristics of complex systems. These characteristics of teacher education programs as complex systems challenges the conventional, teacher-directed/ textbook-based positivist approaches in teacher education...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Bildung towards wisdom, through philosophical dialogue in teacher education (2016)

    Abstract: In this article the author discusses the terms Bildung, wisdom, dialogue and philosophical dialogue. The author understands Bildung as the spiritual education of the soul, involving the existential growth and maturation of the individual in her relation to herself, to other people, to the world...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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