831
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      scite_
       
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Teaching for wisdom: what matters is not just what students know, but how they use it

      research-article
      , ,
      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      Bookmark

            Abstract

            This article describes a balance theory of wisdom and applies the theory to the context of schooling. First the article discusses why cognitive skills as assessed by conventional tests are an important, but not a sufficient, basis for education. Second the article discusses the concept of wisdom and why it is important for schooling. Third the article presents a balance theory of wisdom, according to which wisdom is defined as the application of intelligence, creativity, and knowledge toward the achievement of a common good through a balance in the (a) short- and (b) long-terms; among (a) intrapersonal, (b) interpersonal, and (c) extrapersonal interests; in order to achieve a balance among (a) adaptation to existing environments, (b) shaping of existing environments, and (c) selection of new environments. Fourth the article discusses how wisdom might be nurtured in schools. It is concluded that it might be worthwhile for schools to emphasize the development of wisdom.

            Content

            Author and article information

            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2007
            : 5
            : 2
            : 143-158
            Article
            1474-8460(20070701)5:2L.143;1- s5.phd /ioep/clre/2007/00000005/00000002/art00005
            10.1080/14748460701440830
            8d5eb9ec-01ff-4704-829b-24b4d24abc6f
            Copyright @ 2007
            History
            Categories
            Articles

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education

            Comments

            Comment on this article