1st Edition

Philosophising the Dialogos Way towards Wisdom in Education
Between Critical Thinking and Spiritual Contemplation

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ISBN 9780367671655
December 17, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.