Teaching for Wisdom


The Center for Practical Wisdom focuses part of its efforts in direct instruction of undergraduate and graduate student researchers to curate wisdom scientists. We train our students in concepts of experimental design, with hands-on training in stimuli development, and one on one mentoring throughout the entire research process from development through data collection to dissemination and presentation.

In addition to these efforts, center leaders teach wisdom based curriculum across various fields in the college. In 2018 & 2019, Anne Henly and Howard Nusbaum taught Understanding the Foundations of Wisdom in Spring, 2019 as an advanced undergraduate/graduate student class.  Dr. Nusbaum has joined the board of the Moral Philosophy Project and the topic for the coming year will be practical wisdom. Dr. Henly is participating in the Hyde Park Institute pre-professional curriculum on Wisdom in Teaching for the coming year.  Additionally, affiliate Candace Vogler taught Character and Commerce: Practical Wisdom in Economic Life in Winter 2019 and What is so good about virtue? in Spring 2019.

Send inquiries about their courses to each professor individually or to wisdom@uchicago.edu.