I think that it is hard to acquire because it needs a lot of knowledge, particularly knowledge of how
context makes a difference, and because good judgement is honed in the making of many
judgements (again, in many different but similar contexts). Thus, I believe that it can be taught — or,
at least, the bases needed for knowledge and for judgement can be taught. Two of the things that get
taught, of course, are how to gain further knowledge in the absence of a teacher, and how to turn
judgement itself on our judgements, so that we become better at making judgements.
I suppose that wisdom is achieved by being in a certain way, such as possessing an open mind in an
attempt to understand rather than being blinkered by opinion and blinded by presuppositions.
Experience is also involved, which is why it can't be taught and it is not easily acquired. Questioning
is probably the route to wisdom rather than being taught, but when does questioning end and when is