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NEWS
  • 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
  • Developing the virtues

    by Darcia Narvaez, Oxford University Press blog Helicopter parenting is denounced by onlookers (e.g., David Brooks ) as babying children who should be self-reliant, a highly valued characteristic in the USA. Children should not need parents but should use their own capacities to get through the day....
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Robert J. Sternberg weighs in on 'What Universities Can Be'

    By H. Roger Segelken, Cornell Chronicle Robert J. Sternberg, professor of human development – with a research program in intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, leadership and ethics in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology – talked about his book, “What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Character education: teaching through subjects

    by Catherine Murray, Schools Week Dr Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham What have you been working on? The Teaching Character Through Subjects publication and programme of activities – funded by one of 12 character grants handed out by the Department for...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Teaching Wisdom

    By Linda J. Kobert, UVA Today Walker Redd remembers distinctly his first encounter with a patient as a University of Virginia medical student. This was not, however, the typical first-year assignment, to get a simple medical history from a hospitalized patient. This was a house call, for starters. And...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • New book puts readers on the path to wisdom

    By Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle Say you’ve got some money to invest and you’re trying to figure out if the stock market will go up or down. Should you ask one expert’s advice? Or should you ask lots of people what they think? Although it may seem counterintuitive, you’ll likely get the best estimate...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Amishi Jha (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Amishi Jha is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. The Jha lab explores the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. With large contributions to the field of contemplative practice, her research...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • 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
  • Two Great Problems of Learning: Science and Civilization (2016)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of the universe, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the seventeenth century, with the creation of modern science...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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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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