Development of academic expertise and wisdom in expert work

Wisdom is needed today more than ever before. Mere skills and knowledge are not enough in solving and dealing with complex problems, but it also calls for essential elements of wisdom: multiperspective thinking, ethical and responsible ways of action, and constructive interaction. In collaboration with the Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi), we investigate how such components of wisdom develop in students during their university studies and by what kind of pedagogical methods the development of these could be supported in education. The project is funded by the University of Jyväskylä.

Researchers: Päivi Tynjälä, Anne Virtanen, Eeva K. Kallio.

More information:
The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi): AAKE – a follow-up study on the development of academic expertise