Contemplative practices in higher education : powerful methods to transform teaching and learning
LB2331 .B357 2014
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- Bush, Mirabai, 1939- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index.
- Foreword / by Parker J. Palmer
- 1. Transformation and renewal in higher education
- 2. Current research on contemplative practice
- 3. Contemplative pedagogy in practice : two experiences
- 4. Teacher preparation and classroom challenges
- 5. Mindfulness
- 6. Contemplative approaches to reading and writing
- 7. Contemplative senses : deep listening and beholding
- 8. Contemplative movement
- 9. Compassion and loving kindness
- 10. Guest speakers, field trips, and retreats
- 11. Conclusion
- Afterword / by Arthur Zajonc.
- Publisher's Summary
- Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: * empower students to integrate their own experience into thetheoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen theirunderstanding; * help students to develop sophisticated problem-solvingskills; * support students sense of connection to and compassionfor others; and * engender inquiries into students most profoundquestions. Contemplative practices are used in just about everydiscipline from physics to economics to history and arefound in every type of institution. Each year more and morefaculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learningcenters seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and nowcan find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leadersand innovators on the subject. This book presents background information and ideas for thepractical application of contemplative practices across theacademic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanitiesand arts. Examples of contemplative techniques included in the bookare mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep listening, contemplativereading and writing, and pilgrimage, including site visits andfield trips.
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- Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer ; afterword by Arthur Zajonc.
- Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
- Machine generated contents note: Foreword by Parker J. Palmer vii Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii The Authors xxi PART ONE Theoretical and Practical Background 1 1 Transformation and Renewal in Higher Education 3 2 Current Research on Contemplative Practice 21 3 Contemplative Pedagogy in Practice: Two Experiences 39 4 Teacher Preparation and Classroom Challenges 67 PART TWO A Guide to Contemplative Practices 87 Introduction to the Practices 89 5 Mindfulness 95 6 Contemplative Approaches to Reading and Writing 110 7 Contemplative Senses: Deep Listening and Beholding 137 8 Contemplative Movement 159 9 Compassion and Loving Kindness 174 10 Guest Speakers, Field Trips, and Retreats 189 11 Conclusion 198 Afterword by Arthur Zajonc 205 References 207 Index 217 .
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- Online version: Barbezat, Daniel. Contemplative practices in higher education San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2013 9781118646885 (DLC) 2013050173
- 9781118435274 (paperback)
- 1118435273 (paperback)
- 9781118646885 (ebk)