Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”

2022-01-03T20:38:27+00:00

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”  And, In Fact, Could Save Us from Extinction During President Clinton’s election, the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” was coined. It should have been “It’s the worldview, stupid.” When Obama used “Change we can believe in” for his slogan, I told him, without a worldview change, things will stay the same.” — Joseph Ohayon Better understood as "what is" (fact) and "what ought to be" (value), the fact/value distinction is the thin line between what is truth and what is right. — Charlie [...]

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”2022-01-03T20:38:27+00:00

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award

2021-12-17T18:44:57+00:00

Contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging recognized The 2021 Fielding Creative Longevity and Wisdom Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award is presented to Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D., for his contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging. Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Whitehouse’s accomplishments include the establishment of The Intergenerational School, a unique public multi-age community school co-founded with his wife, Catherine. His fields of endeavor include cognitive/brain health, integrated health care, intergenerational learning, interprofessional practice, deep bioethics, organizational aesthetics, narrative epistemology, transmedia performance arts, civilization transformation, and play. He leads the InterHub in the Presencing Institute (MIT) and was [...]

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award2021-12-17T18:44:57+00:00

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding

2021-12-16T18:22:20+00:00

The National Diversity Collaborative, Inc. has launched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) Certificate training in partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI). Dr. Bill White William White, EdD (2001), Fielding alum and CEO of the Collaborative, shared: “Building on Fielding’s scholar-practitioner model, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Certificate Program connects scholarly knowledge with practical application to support working professionals in the advancement of their DEI&A skills. Through our partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation, we expect to produce 5,000 quality diversity professionals nationwide in five years.” The Collaborative serves organizations and leaders by [...]

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding2021-12-16T18:22:20+00:00

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)

2021-12-13T18:25:22+00:00

James W. Ptak, EdD With great sadness, we share with our Fielding community that alum James W. Ptak, EdD, passed away on November 12, 2021. In his dissertation, titled “From Chaos to Individual and Collective Well-Being: A Worldview Transformation (Engaging Concentration-Activated Transformation within Soliloquy),” he explored a personal journey of moving from a dominant worldview (DW) toward Indigenous worldview (IW). Dr. Ptak described his dissertation as first-person, soliloquy research that enabled him, as a dominant worldview-oriented individual, “to embrace, persist, and prevail in Indigenous wisdom-based well-being to gain balance and harmony within myself, my sense of humanity, and [...]

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)2021-12-13T18:25:22+00:00

Fielding Alum Dr. Bill Dailey Jr. Recognized With Positive Aging Award from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

2021-12-03T01:10:33+00:00

Dr. Bill Dailey Jr. The 2021 awards for the "15 over 50" Osher Celebration takes place on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 12 noon to celebrate and honor those in their second half of life who exemplify positive aging. Fielding Graduate University's EdD alum, Dr. Bill Dailey Jr., will receive the "Positive Aging Award" along with other fellow elders being honored. Dr. Dailey, a professor at Fresno Pacific University, is a longtime advocate for the disabled and the elderly.  His dissertation research at Fielding, "Elder Stories: Having an Influence Among Aging and Disability Practitioners," examined life stories of [...]

Fielding Alum Dr. Bill Dailey Jr. Recognized With Positive Aging Award from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)2021-12-03T01:10:33+00:00

Fielding Doctoral Student, Donna Richemond Appointed Montgomery County’s New Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2021-12-01T23:28:57+00:00

Donna L. Richemond, MA Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, appointed Donna Richemond as its inaugural Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Richemond has more than twenty years of experience in leadership roles in higher education and community positions. She is the first person to assume this new role with Montgomery County. The position was established to lead efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for County employees and residents. In reflecting on the new Chief of DEI position, Ms. Richemond wrote, "All the work I have done to this point has led me to this position - my [...]

Fielding Doctoral Student, Donna Richemond Appointed Montgomery County’s New Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2021-12-01T23:28:57+00:00

Dr. Brian L. Cutler, 2021 recipient of the CWC Jane Beber Abramson Award

2021-11-17T16:04:48+00:00

Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law presented Dr. Brian L. Cutler with the Center on Wrongful Convictions’ 2021 Jane Beber Abramson Award. This national award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to pursuing justice for the wrongly convicted. Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions honors the top boldest and most transformative justice warriors fight to free the wrongfully convicted. The following is an excerpt from the Center’s press release on Dr. Cutler’s award. “Brian is a Professor and the Program Director of Media Psychology in the School of Psychology at @fieldinggraduateuniversity . Our staff and faculty selected Brian to [...]

Dr. Brian L. Cutler, 2021 recipient of the CWC Jane Beber Abramson Award2021-11-17T16:04:48+00:00

Diálogos Virtuales

2021-09-14T22:00:49+00:00

A Lecture-Discussion Series on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & the Global Dimensions of Education AN INDIGENOUS WORLDVIEW CAN PRESERVE OUR EXISTENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION. Monday, October 4th • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST This event is hosted by San Diego State University's College of Education Zoom Registration Four Arrows, professor at Fielding Graduate University Fielding Graduate University professor Four Arrows will discuss the importance of dehypnotizing worldview reflection and the use of the CAT-FAWN mnemonic for transformational learning that seeks complementary and/or re-balancing beliefs about humans, nature and spirit that come from a non-binary reflection on dominant and [...]

Diálogos Virtuales2021-09-14T22:00:49+00:00

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day

2021-08-27T18:54:29+00:00

We all must be called to action--not only black people. By Tahlia Bragg, PhD student in Clinical Psychology, and president of Fielding's Black Student Association. Tahlia Bragg Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2021 comes nearly 2 weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attack occurred during the confirmation of an election that was the direct result of Dr. King and others who made it their life's work or gave their lives, like Dr. King. If equality was Dr. King's mission, then in the 21st century, the next phase of his vision is the [...]

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day2021-08-27T18:54:29+00:00

Fielding stands in solidarity with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)

2021-08-30T01:24:48+00:00

Sycora Wilson-James, EdD Fielding is a member of  the professional academic consortium of 117 university schools of education that seeks to advance the importance and rigor of the education doctorate. Thus, we stand in solidarity with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) in denouncing The Wall Street Journal’s publication of Joseph Epstein’s belittling op-ed towards Dr. Jill Biden and disregard for her doctorate degree. Statement by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate in Response to The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on Dr. Jill Biden and the Education Doctorate Fielding's EdD in Leadership for Change June [...]

Fielding stands in solidarity with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)2021-08-30T01:24:48+00:00
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