Scholarship of teaching and learning update

In our last ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’ (SOTL) meetings we read and discussed An exploration of the nature and assessment of student reflection. I had selected this article, because many, maybe even all of our modules and programmes include the need for students to (learn to) reflect on their own knowledge, experience, learning and … Continue reading Scholarship of teaching and learning update

Visit to Emerson College and contemplative pedagogy in higher education

I am making preparations for travelling down to Emerson College in Forest Row for a 4 day conference on ‘Coming to our senses: embedding contemplative pedagogy in higher education’. The conference is jointly organised by myself. Caroline Barratt from Essex university, Siobhan Lynch from Southampton and Steven Stanley at Cardiff and is the third conference … Continue reading Visit to Emerson College and contemplative pedagogy in higher education

Dr Oren Ergas’s visit Pt.2

Not surprisingly, the most frequently given justification in the literature for the use of mindfulness and contemplative practices in education is that it helps with general well-being, with physical and mental health (67% of articles Oren and his colleagues looked at). That they support the development of self-knowledge and transformational learning is also often used … Continue reading Dr Oren Ergas’s visit Pt.2

Contemplative practices in Higher Education: Visit by Oren Ergas Pt.1

  Oren Ergas visited QMU on the 14th of June 2018. Oren publishes prolifically in the area of contemplative practices in Higher Education. For many of these publications, please see his website. Oren presented a wide-ranging overview of the field to a select audience of ten academic staff at QMU, drawing on Psychology, Social Science, … Continue reading Contemplative practices in Higher Education: Visit by Oren Ergas Pt.1