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  •  That sounds like a great TWLTW idea. (6+ / 0-)

    If you can work this Barry Schwartz TED talk on the importance of "practical wisdom" into your TWLTW on Tuesday, then I won't feel so bad about not squeezing it into this week's series. I wanted to use it but couldn't find the right place for it.

    Will it fit into your diary? Please please? ::winks::

    Good morning! ::hugggggs::

    •  That's one of the really good ones at TED. (6+ / 0-)

      I'd love to include it. Great fit.

      I was very jealous of one of my TC colleagues/friends here who went to TED Oxford last summer and ended up co-organizing the first TEDxEast here in NY about 3 months ago.

      She does some foundation consulting for James Cameron and George Lucas (Edutopia) and, I think, it was James Cameron who hooked her up with the full Oxford TED experience.

      A little jealous!

      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H. G. Wells

      by Caractacus on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 07:22:20 AM PST

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      •  Thank you in advance for using it. :) (7+ / 0-)

        When I listened to it the other day, I applauded several times and wept more than once. It is such a passionate, powerful call for us to train and use our moral minds.

        And as Dr. Schwartz notes, we do need to train our moral minds. We may get a basic package built in at birth - Dr. Jonathan Haidt's research suggests we do - but we have to learn how to use it well, just as we have to learn how to walk, to feed ourselves, and everything else.

        Thank you in advance for including that video in your TWLTW diary. I really did feel bad that I wasn't able to squeeze it in this week. Now I won't feel bad. :)

        Good morning! ::hugggggs::

        •  A big part of Sternberg's chapter is that (5+ / 0-)

          the idea of being moral or ethical is not just "transferred" by religion or even attending religious schools, that the steps he identifies must be explicitly taught and addressed, independent of context or the assumption that ethics is generally understood and accepted...and acted upon.

          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H. G. Wells

          by Caractacus on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 08:07:42 AM PST

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