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Teaching for wisdom : cross-cultural perspectives on fostering wisdom

Author: Michel Ferrari
Publisher: [Berlin] : Springer, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats

This book examines if it is possible to teach wisdom. It considers how people at different times and places have engaged the age-old question of how (or whether) we can learn to live a good life, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Ferrari
ISBN: 9781402065316 1402065310
OCLC Number: 699935059
Description: VIII, 233 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface: George Potworowski (University of Michigan) & Michel Ferrari (OISE/University of Toronto),- Introduction: Sophia's World: episodes from the history of wisdom: Trevor Curnow (St. Martin's College),- I. Fostering Wisdom as Expertise: 1: Fostering Wisdom: A Psychological Perspective: Antje Stange (Georgia Institute of Technology) & Ute Kunzmann (International University Bremen),- 2: Teaching for Wisdom through History: Infusing Wise Thinking Skills in the School Curriculum: Robert J. Sternberg (Tufts University) et al,- 3: The Cultivation of Character Strengths: Nansook Park (University of Rhode Island) & Christopher Peterson (University of Michigan),- 4: Growing Wisdom in Knowledge Building Communities: Richard Reeve, Richard Messina (Institute of Child Studies, University of Toronto)& Marlene Scardamalia (OISE, University of Toronto),- 5: Master Zhu's Wisdom: John Berthrong (Boston University),- II. Teaching for Wisdom as Personal Transformation: 6: Wisdom Teaching in Chinese Mahayana Buddhism: Vincent Shen (University of Toronto),- 7: Beginner's Mind: Paths to the Wisdom that is not Learned: Eleanor Rosch (University of California, Berkeley),- 8: Ascending to Wisdom: A Christian Pedagogy: Pamela Bright (Concordia University),- III. Learning from Wise People: 9: The Wisdom of Plato's Phaedo: David Roochnik (Boston University),- 10: Can wisdom be taught? Kant, sage philosophy, and ethnographic reflections from the Swahili coast: Kai Kresse (University of St Andrews),- 11: Conclusion: Developing Expert and Transformative Wisdom: Can either be taught in public schools?: Michel Ferrari (OISE, University of Toronto)
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