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Title

Fostering wisdom in the classroom, part 1: A general theory of wisdom pedagogy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Department/School

History and Philosophy

Publication Title

Teaching Philosophy

Abstract

This article reviews the literature on theories of wisdom pedagogy and abstracts out a single theory of how to foster wisdom in formal education. The fundamental methods of wisdom education are found to be: challenge beliefs; prompt the articulation of values; encourage self-development; encourage self-reflection; and groom the moral emotions. These five methods of wisdom pedagogy rest on two facilitating methods: read narrative or didactic texts and foster a community of inquiry. This article is companion to two further articles, one on a practical wisdom curriculum and the other on a study of wisdom growth in college students.

Link to Published Version

10.5840/teachphil201882889

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