Contemplative Pedagogies Community of Practice announced

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning invites instructors with upcoming teaching commitments to join a community of practice focused on contemplative pedagogies to commence on Monday, July 6, and run through Friday, Aug. 14.  

Prospective participants should have a teaching commitment either in the Autumn of 2020 or Spring of 2021.

Contemplative pedagogy involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight. Research suggests that contemplative pedagogy reduces test-taking anxiety and stress, improves course performance, creates cognitive space for considering new and challenging viewpoints, improves creativity and problem-solving, and builds empathy among students in the classroom.

Through engagement with fellow instructors, participants will strengthen mindful practice in their teaching and the construction of their self-image as instructors. This community will meet over Zoom once a week for an hour.

Facilitators: Shed Siliman, Ph.D., consultant, and Eric Brinkman, M.A., graduate consultant, Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning

To register interest for this community, go to this link. Applications are due by Tuesday, June 30.