Welcome to new ways to learn about wisdoms.


To speed up the development of wisdom through disseminating research on praxomics including developmental rubrics for any human skill and to help others create, test, and inspire learning and creativity through the use of developmental rubrics.

Changing Wisdoms

Wisdom has always been slow to emerge. The world is changing faster than we can develop the wisdom necessary to respond appropriately. There are ways to develop wisdom faster. Our very survival demands their use. Changing Wisdoms offers a new perspective on wisdoms. Discover how rich they are, how they grow, where they can be found, the stimuli for change and how to cultivate them.

  • Experience how developmental rubrics capture lifetimes of experience in a group of concepts small enough to be remembered and used everyday.
  • Learn the succession model and how to use it in research on indvidual and historical development.
  • Enjoy developmental rubrics for dozens of human activities. Learn how mastery of an activity develops. Imitate the actions identified by the rubrics. Use the rubrics to understand your own or someone else's progress. Enrich the options you have for doing or understanding an activity. Start your appreciation now by visiting the wisdom profiles.
  • The RuBlog (pronounced roo-blog and standing for rubrics web log) describes enhancements to the theory and practice of changing wisdoms
    • Explores connections between profile rubrics and concepts from state-of-the-art literature reviews in psychology, management and other human sciences by visiting the section on research enhancements.
    • Learn how effective leadership is not what people have thought.
    • Learn how to use developmental rubrics and the succession model to enrich educational practices in the section on educational enhancements.
    • Learn how developmental rubrics and the succession model can enrich your life in the section on life enhancements.
  • Contact us for unique services that will preserve, enhance, disseminate and create wisdom for yourself or your organization.
  • Learn the scientific background of developmental rubrics and their connection with assessment issues in western society.
  • Read recent papers on special applications of developmental rubrics.
  • If you are already a master of an activity, compare your own experience with our masters. Learn how to create your own profile. Make a contribution to our knowledge of wisdom: send your profile to Changing Wisdoms at ddirlam@changingwisdoms.com.
  • Changing the Faces and Places of ChangingWisdoms


Praxomics is the study, design, and interpretation of modes of practice. It is described in detail in my 2017 book published by Routledge and now available in paperback and inexpensive ebook.

Teachers, Learners, Modes of Practice: Theory and Methodology for Identifying Knowledge Development

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