Philosophising the Dialogos Way towards Wisdom in Education
Between Critical Thinking and Spiritual Contemplation
Philosophising the Dialogos Way towards Wisdom in Education proposes the innovative and holistic Dialogos approach to practical philosophy as a way of facilitating wisdom-oriented pedagogy. The book encourages individual and collective development through dialectical interplays between personal life, philosophical concepts and subject matter.
Based on two decades of the author’s reflective pedagogical practice research, this book develops a philosophy of dialogical relationships. It analyses approaches to philosophical practice and suggests facilitation moves and philosophical exercises that can be adapted across educational levels, school subjects and higher education disciplines. Chapters provide examples of transformative philosophical group dialogues and suggest pathways towards multi perspective thinking, mutual understanding and wisdom in culturally diverse contexts.
Philosophising the Dialogos Way towards Wisdom in Education can be used as a holistic approach to democracy education, peace education, education for sustainable living and wellbeing. The book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and students in the fields of teacher education, philosophy of education and higher education. It will also appeal to practising professionals such as teachers and teacher educators in secondary and higher education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Prologue
Chapter 2. Perspectives on wisdom and wisdom development
Chapter 3. A wisdom oriented pedagogy in the making
Chapter 4. Ways of Philosophising
Chapter 5. Philosophizing the Dialogos Way
Chapter 6. Facilitating Dialogos philosophical dialogues
Chapter 7. Dialogos philosophical exercises
Chapter 8. Epilogue
Guro Hansen Helskog is Associate Professor at the Institute for Pedagogy, Department of Humanities, Sports- and Educational Sciences at the University of South-Eastern Norway.