Contemplative Pedagogies in the Classroom
Contemplative pedagogies involve teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight. Research suggests that contemplative pedagogy improves student capacity to meet learning outcomes, creates cognitive space for considering new and challenging viewpoints, reduces test-taking anxiety and stress, improves creativity and problem-solving, and builds empathy and community amongst students in the classroom.
In this workshop, participants will explore several methods to implement contemplative pedagogical practices in their classroom, including mindfulness and writing exercises. We will also pay special attention to how these practices and exercises are beneficial to minorized students, as research shows they are beneficial to creating inclusive spaces and supporting the learning of underserved student populations.
After this workshop participants will be able to:
- Implement contemplative practices that improve student capacity to meet learning outcomes, considering new viewpoints, reduce test-taking anxiety, and build problem-solving skills and community amongst students in the classroom.
- Articulate how contemplative practices and exercises are beneficial to minorized students.
You may register here.
You will receive Zoom link 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
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Institute for Teaching and Learning programming is offered in accordance with university guidelines associated with in-person and remote activities. The Institute will inform registrants of delivery modifications should those guidelines change.