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Contemplative practices in higher education powerful methods to transform teaching and learning

Author: Daniel P Barbezat; Mirabai Bush
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. Jossey-Bass 2014
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Contemplative pedagogy is more than a trendy new teaching technique. It is a way for instructors to:empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding;help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills;support students' sense of connection to and compassion for others; andengender inquiries into students' most  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Barbezat; Mirabai Bush
ISBN: 9781118435274 1118435273
OCLC Number: 935424718
Notes: Chapter NINE: Compassion and Loving Kindness.
Description: XXIII, 231 Seiten
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; The Authors; PART ONE: Theoretical and Practical Background; chapter ONE: Transformation and Renewal in Higher Education; Contemplation, Introspection, and Reflection; Responding to the Call; Introspective and Contemplative Practices; Structure and Objectives; Attention and Analytical Problem Solving; Deeper Understanding; Connection and Compassion; Personal Meaning; Cautionary Tales; Conclusion; chapter TWO: Current Research on Contemplative Practice; Meditation; Attention, Concentration, and Brain States. Health and Psychological Well-BeingGratitude, Loving Kindness, and Social Connection; Introspection; Conclusion; chapter THREE: Contemplative Pedagogy in Practice: Two Experiences; chapter FOUR: Teacher Preparation and Classroom Challenges; A Practice of One's Own; Establishing Context; Respect for Traditions; Intentions and Outcomes; Inclusion and Variation; Teacher Intention and Student Motivation; Evaluation; Hiding Religion in the Trojan Horse and Guruism; The Role of Language; Complementarity; Conclusion; PART TWO: A Guide to Contemplative Practices; Introduction to the Practices. Introducing Practice in the ClassroomPersonal Practice; Beginning and Cultivating a Practice; Guidance; Resources; chapter FIVE: Mindfulness; Classroom Applications; Witnessing and Welcoming: Being Present with Difficult Issues; Shape Shifting: A Mindful Look at Personal Identity; Hey Man, Slow Down: Mindfulness and the Arts; Mindfulness as Self-Management; Looking, Listening, Remembering: The Education of Reflective Scientists; First-Person Study in the Lab; Seeing from Multiple Perspectives: Mindfulness in Law Schools; A Sense of Perspective: Mindfulness and Disabilities; Conclusion. Resourceschapter SIX: Contemplative Approaches to Reading and Writing; Contemplative Reading; The Sacred Roots of Reading; Contemplative Reading in the Classroom; Lectio Divina; Shifting Perspectives; Ancient Texts in the Present Moment; Reading About Nature; The Peace of Contemplative Reading; Across the Disciplines; Contemplative Reading and the Web; Contemplative Writing; Journal Writing; Be Brief, Write Frequently; Reflections on Practice; Your Curious, Questioning Self on the Page; Where Am I? When Am I?; Writing about Reading; The Medium and the Message; Developing the Skill. Mindful WritingFreewriting; Storytelling; Conclusion; Resources; chapter SEVEN: Contemplative Senses: Deep Listening and Beholding; Deep Listening; Mindfulness of Sound; Listening Practices in the Classroom; Listening to Music; Listening to Each Other; Listening in Psychotherapy, Philosophy, and Religion Classes; Beholding; Beholding Art; The Practiced Eye; Beholding: A New Scientific Method; Conclusion; Resources; chapter EIGHT: Contemplative Movement; Walking Meditation; Walking with Words; Meditation in Action; Tai Chi; Yoga; Labyrinth Walking; Conclusion; Resources.
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Contemplative pedagogy is more than a trendy new teaching technique. It is a way for instructors to:empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding;help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills;support students' sense of connection to and compassion for others; andengender inquiries into students' most profound questions. Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline-from physics to economics to history-and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and mor

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