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Developing Wisdom Through Education: The Science and Practice of Wisdom-based Teaching

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Wisdom has been sought since antiquity as an intellectual virtue associated with living a good life, but only recently has scientific evidence been gathered about it. Wisdom develops over the lifespan, and many suggestions exist about how it can be taught. This…
The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom: From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience

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The rich and diverse contributions to this volume span a wide variety of disciplines, from psychology and philosophy to neuroscience, by some of the most influential scholars in the emerging science of personal wisdom. As such, it is a collection of essential…
The Pursuit of Excellence Through Education
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|December 1, 2001

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Although specific definitions may change over time, few goals are considered more important to education than the pursuit of academic excellence. There are many different viewpoints on this issue today among educational psychologists and other social scientists.…
Handbook of Resilience in Children of War
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|April 23, 2013

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Their frightened, angry faces are grim reminders of the reach of war. They are millions of children, orphaned, displaced, forced to flee or to fight. And just as they have myriad possibilities for trauma, their lives also hold great potential for recovery. The…
The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology
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The field of cultural-historical psychology originated in the work of Lev Vygotsky and the Vygotsky Circle in the Soviet Union more than eighty years ago, and has now established a powerful research tradition in Russia and the West. The Cambridge Handbook of…
Epistemology and Science Education: Understanding the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Controversy

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How is epistemology related to the issue of teaching science and evolution in the schools? Addressing a flashpoint issue in our schools today, this book explores core epistemological differences between proponents of intelligent design and evolutionary…
Developmental Relations among Mind, Brain and Education: Essays in Honor of Robbie Case

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Robert S. Siegler Robbie Case: A Modern Classic About 15 years ago, Robbie asked me what I thought of a talk we had just heard. I indicated that I hadn’t much liked it and noted several serious problems. Robbie agreed with all of the criticisms, but said that he…
Child and Adolescent Resilience Within Medical Contexts: Integrating Research and Practice

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This book explores the social conditions that promote pediatric resilience. It presents resilience as a set of complex interpersonal, institutional, and political relationships that affect young patients’ ability to “do well” in the face of medical adversity.…
J'ai réussi le casse du siècle: La vérité sur le hold-up de l'UBS

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« Je, soussigné, Michel Ferrari, avoue être l’auteur du hold-up de l’UBS qui a eu lieu le 25 mars 1990 en plein Genève. Voyou, je ne le suis pas. Voleur, oui, je le suis devenu. Mais qui aurait résisté à une telle tentation ? Tout d’abord, j'imagine le gros coup.…
Beyond Knowledge: Extracognitive Aspects of Developing High Ability

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Some aspects of giftedness and creativity cannot be explained by cognitive, developmental, personality, or social approaches considered in isolation. At the intersection of these approaches is something invisible, deeply hidden, but at the same time very…