ERIC Number: EJ944827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 30
Understanding and Teaching Practical Wisdom
Bassett, Caroline L.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n131 p35-44 Fall 2011
Because wisdom is such a complex and multidimensional construct, it is difficult to study, much less to define. Based on the author's understanding, her definition of wisdom is as follows: "Wisdom is about human flourishing; it is having sufficient awareness in various situations and contexts to act in ways that enhance our common humanity." This definition provides a base for this article, which provides a brief overview of what one knows about wisdom from the literature, three formulations to help understand wisdom better, and finally recommendations for practice for adult educators.
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Emotional Intelligence, Self Motivation, Social Cognition, Knowledge Level, Lifelong Learning, Heuristics, Metacognition, Study, Adult Educators, Prosocial Behavior, Grounded Theory, Praxis, Individual Development, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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