Wisdom: the missing half of education

Sustainable, or even desirable futures, seem to be demanding that we become the wise ones (homo sapiens) we proclaimed ourselves to be. The current ecological crises can be seen as a result of the continued development of exterior science and technology (knowledge) without the complimentary interior (wisdom) development to guide its application.

I propose that just as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has been developed as an integrated approach to develop knowledge and marketable skills (exteriors), PEDS (Philosophy, Ethics, Design/Art and Spirituality) might contribute to the needed development of human wisdom (interiors). It is perhaps the reintegration of these two different ontologies that might result in more sustainable ways of being in the world. 

Full article forthcoming

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