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ERIC Number: EJ1203601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
"Bildung" towards Wisdom, through Philosophical Dialogue in Teacher Education
Helskog, Guro Hansen
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v18 n1 p76-90 Feb 2019
In this article the author discusses the terms "Bildung," wisdom, dialogue and philosophical dialogue. The author understands "Bildung" as the spiritual education of the soul, involving the existential growth and maturation of the individual in her relation to herself, to other people, to the world and to a possible transcendent Other. The outcome of processes involving "Bildung" is argued to be increased wisdom. Dialogue, especially in the form of philosophical dialogue, is presented as a powerful way of enhancing students' "Bildung" towards wisdom. The theoretical discussion is linked to a practical example from the author's experience of teaching a course on philosophical dialogue in international teacher education in Norway.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway