Contemplative pedagogical techniques seek to re-connect the learner with inner self resources and focus for the purpose of improving learning, attention, and health, among other benefits. In a Transformative Learning focus, contemplative pedagogies can be particularly appropriate because contemplative pedagogy’s documented benefits to learners are so often necessary precursors for insights and personal growth.
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- Contemplative Pedagogy Primer at Vanderbilt University’s Teaching Center
- Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education – subgroup of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society; includes access to research and teaching tools
- Contemplative Pedagogy Benefits – this article provides a nice introduction to several of Contemplative Pedagogy’s benefits
- Mindfulness in Education Network – Resources as well as educational networking about contemplative pedagogy.
- Journal of Transformative Education article on contemplative pedagogy – Here’s an excerpt: “[Contemplative pedagogy] approaches cultivate an inner technology of knowing and thereby a technology of learning and pedagogy without any imposition of religious doctrine whatsoever. If we knew a particular and readily available activity would increase concentration, learning, well-being and social emotional growth and catalyze transformative learning, we would be cheating our students to exclude it.”
- STOCK In-class Mindfulness Technique as described from the student’s perspective. Dr. Christy Vincent at UCO has used this technique successfully in her classes.
- Contemplative Pedagogy: Student Convincer Strategies
- Article examining research into the benefits of contemplative pedagogical practice.
- Brief Mindfulness Training Improves Cognition
- Memorial University Contemplative Education Faculty Learning Community
- Introducing Contemplative Pedagogy into Higher Education
- Wise Brain Bulletin (Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom)