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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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • “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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • University of Chicago Opened U.S.-China Exchange on Wisdom Studies

    By Zhang Qingsong and Howard C. Nusbaum A video of Howard Nusbaum’s presentation can be found here. Upon the invitation of the China Wisdom Engineering Association, the Southwest University of China, and the Institute of Chinese Wisdom Studies (Los Angeles), Professor Howard C. Nusbaum, Principal Investigator...
     Posted by: brendah
  • War on Wisdom “Bring the Family Address”

    Szegedy-Maszak, M. (July/August, 2012). War on wisdom: Bring the family address. Observer. Association for Psychological Science . Vol 25(6). By Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, Observer Excerpt: There are many ways to do the right thing and most of them are flawed. One can meticulously adhere to rules, for...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Tea, Shortbread, and 3 Things Worth Knowing

    By Shawkat M. Toorawa, The Chronicle of Higher Education "Then I saw the crystal poet / Leaning on the old sea-rail; / In his *** lay death, the lover, / In his head, the nightingale." I cited those lines in an introductory course I taught last year, one that attracts potential Near Eastern...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Can People Become Experts without the Experience?

    By Charles Q. Choi "The dozen students and scientists spread over an area called Furnace Creek looked like cyborgs in floppy hats scrabbling over the boulders. Before hammering chips off rocks, they inspected them with magnifying lenses held up next to eyeglasses sporting miniature cameras and infrared...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Carol Dweck's Attitude: It's Not About How Smart You Are

    By David Glenn from The Chronicle of Higher Education "That's one tiny way in which Dweck's theories might change higher education. But she also has grander hopes. Colleges could improve their students' learning, she says, if they relentlessly encouraged them to think about their mental...
     Posted by: Cait
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