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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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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  • Hire someone who's done one 'deeply unfashionable thing'

    April 3, 2014 David Brooks, New York Times You may not realize it, but you have a powerful impact on the culture and the moral ecology of our era. If your human resources bosses decide they want to hire a certain sort of person, then young people begin turning themselves into that sort of person. Therefore...
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  • Reflections on Wisdom in Education

    January 2, 2014 By Bill Harms Reflection and critical thinking are compass points on the pathways to wisdom, participants observed at the “Wisdom Research Forum on Education.” In November, an international group of about 30 presenters and guests came together in Chicago to discuss how wisdom strengthens...
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  • Mindfulness Meditation Fights Burnout, New Study of Teachers Suggests

    September 3, 2013 By David Freeman, Huffington Post, The Third Metric Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be. The study showed reduced stress levels and greater emotional resilience in individuals trained to practice a "secular" form of mindfulness...
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  • Education is What Makes Us Fully Human

    July 18, 2013 Alain de Botton, NewStatesman Alain de Botton attacks the notion only skills, not wisdom, can be taught. This is a mistake, he argues. Philosophy, literature, history, art and film can prepare us for life's most difficult challenges. I want to suggest that what makes us fully human...
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  • Lessons from life: Learning to make experience count

    by Linda Ginzel, Capital Ideas For me, “ Rethinking Management Education: A View from Chicago ” is very much like its authors. It is inspiring, challenging, and upon acquaintance becomes a presence in one’s life that forever facilitates personal growth. I first read this paper the month it was published...
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  • Want to 'Cultivate Wisdom' in B-School? Meditate

    May 08, 2013 By Francesca Di Meglio If David Mick had his way, meditation would be part of the core curriculum in business school. Mick, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, teaches an undergraduate course, Cultivating Wisdom and Well-Being for Personal and...
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  • “The Young Can be Wise” will be presented by Michael Prolman at the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit at Emory University on April 13

    Michael Prolman will speak about his wisdom course for middle and high school students, at the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit, held at Emory University, on April 13, 2013. The title of the talk is “The Young Can be Wise.” In this talk, Michael will discuss “Introduction to Wisdom,” a course where...
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