Safeguarding Mindfulness in Schools and Higher Education

Safeguarding Mindfulness in Schools and Higher Education

Author: Leigh Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351737203

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Although mindfulness can be located in a number of different traditions and disciplines, it was originally an esoteric and powerful practice based on developing a capacity attainable only by certain people. After previously publishing on the positive outcomes, in this book the author identifies a range of adverse effects of mindfulness meditation for some individuals that, from the point of view of mindfulness in schools and higher education, represents uncharted territory. The author demonstrates through research, personal experience and case studies how mindfulness activities can be safe for all students in education settings including the most vulnerable. This book assists teachers in school and higher education settings to make informed decisions about whether to include mindfulness in their teaching, depending on their own capacity, student cohorts and activities to make sure it is safe for more vulnerable students. This guidance is based on a combination of existing pedagogical and clinical knowledge about meeting the needs of vulnerable students, clients and patients and the specialized expertise of trained mindfulness clinicians and teachers. This book puts school and university teachers in the driver’s seat as regards mindfulness teaching in education settings. It argues that the only way forward for mindfulness in education is to adopt an individualized approach which builds on what effective teachers already do in their work with vulnerable students through extending their knowledge about mindfulness and its possible effects. In this way teachers’ existing skills are celebrated and extended, and mindfulness pedagogy develops organically with teachers, becoming a genuine and felt experience both for themselves and their students rather than an ‘add-on’ intervention.

Empowering Students as Self-Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods

Empowering Students as Self-Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004419551

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This 6th volume in the PRMD book series blends the thoughts of international qualitative research methods scholars with the diverse voices of their students to describe innovative, constructivist approaches that empower students as active, self-directed learners who learn to do qualitative research by doing qualitative research.

The Buddha Pill

The Buddha Pill

Author: Miguel Farias

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786782861

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Millions of people meditate daily but can meditative practices really make us ‘better’ people? In The Buddha Pill, pioneering psychologists Dr Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm put meditation and mindfulness under the microscope. Separating fact from fiction, they reveal what scientific research – including their groundbreaking study on yoga and meditation with prisoners – tells us about the benefits and limitations of these techniques for improving our lives. As well as illuminating the potential, the authors argue that these practices may have unexpected consequences, and that peace and happiness may not always be the end result. Offering a compelling examination of research on transcendental meditation to recent brain-imaging studies on the effects of mindfulness and yoga, and with fascinating contributions from spiritual teachers and therapists, Farias and Wikholm weave together a unique story about the science and the delusions of personal change.

Empowering Mindfulness for Women

Empowering Mindfulness for Women

Author: Leigh Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000374704

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

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Empowering Mindfulness for Women is centred around a a 5-day intensive mindfulness course attended by eight women from different backgrounds. The reader is invited to imagine they are actively participating in the teaching and learning moments and turning points encountered in teaching and learning mindfulness around themes such as making space for mindfulness, safeguarding mindfulness for women, engendering mindfulness, mindfulness dreaming and a mandala of wisdoms. Evocative accounts of experience bring to life the women’s growing awareness that mindfulness can be both a separate practice and a natural part of life and that it can help them to nurture what they have neglected in themselves by not tapping into the full spectrum of their experience. Each chapter provides useful follow-up activities and questions for individual or group reflection, journaling, sharing and conversation. Empowering Mindfulness for Women is aimed at those who teach mindfulness to women in educational, community or clinical settings and at women who want to learn mindfulness in a manner that positions them as experts in their own learning.

Teaching Social Work

Teaching Social Work

Author: Rick Csiernik

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487503826

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 282

Exploring major themes in social work education, including pedagogy, practice, and issues in teaching, this book is for both new and experienced social work educators.

Teaching Change

Teaching Change

Author: José Antonio Bowen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421442624

Category: Education

Page: 488

View: 510

This pathbreaking book for educators shows that focusing on relationships, resilience, and reflection can better prepare graduates for the future. Learning something new—particularly something that might change your mind—is much more difficult than most teachers think. Because people think with their emotions and are influenced by their communities and social groups, humans tend to ignore new information unless it fits their existing worldview. Thus facts alone, even if discussed in detail, typically fail to open minds and create change. In a world in need of graduates who can adapt to new information and situations, we need to renew our educational commitment to producing flexible and independent thinkers. In Teaching Change, José Antonio Bowen argues that education needs to be redesigned to take into account how human thinking, behaviors, bias, and change really work. Drawing on new research, Bowen explores how we can create better conditions for learning that focus less on teachers and content and more on students and process. He also examines student psychology, history, assumptions, anxiety, and bias and advocates for education to focus on a new 3Rs—relationships, resilience, and reflection. Finally, he suggests explicit learning designs to foster the ability to think for yourself. The case for a liberal (by which Bowen means liberating) education has never been stronger, but, he says, it needs to be redesigned to achieve the goal of creating lifelong learners and citizens capable of divergent and independent thinking. With an expansive and powerful argument, Teaching Change combines elegant and gripping explanations of recent and wide-ranging research from biology, economics, education, and neuroscience with hundreds of practical suggestions for individual teachers.

Childhood Well-being and Resilience

Childhood Well-being and Resilience

Author: Zeta Williams-Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000207514

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book examines the ways in which well-being affects educational outcomes. Using an ecological approach, the book defines what we mean by well-being and resilience in education and how this relates to policy and children and young people’s rights. The book considers strategies utilised by the education, health, voluntary and private sectors which promote well-being and resilience for children and young people from the early years to adulthood. This book also explores societal factors such as poverty and family well-being. Childhood Well-being and Resilience goes on to provide examples of practice interventions inside and outside the classroom. It represents a sea change in professional approaches to well-being and resilience as protective factors against poor mental health. It includes chapters on key topics such as: The concept of child well-being, resilience and the rights of the child Peer interaction and well-being Social media and mental health Well-being and outdoor learning Mindfulness for young children International policy and child well-being This book supports professionals to increase their knowledge, establish a skill set and build their confidence which can enable children and young people to develop good levels of well-being and to improve their resilience. Including reflective questions and case studies, Childhood Well-being and Resilience is essential reading for undergraduate students studying Early Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Teaching Awards and Family and Community Studies.

Engaging, Motivating and Empowering Learners in Schools

Engaging, Motivating and Empowering Learners in Schools

Author: Des Hewitt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526462992

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 415

Successful teachers are able to motivate and inspire the children they teach and this is a skill that can only be supported by understanding good practice. This book gives you smart, pragmatic guidance backed by evidence-based research on how to engage and inspire in your teaching. It looks at both how you can influence and shape the learning that goes on in your classroom and how you can apply key lessons to your own professional development as a teacher. Key coverage includes: · The psychology of motivation and its implications for the classroom · Behaviour for learning · Essential advice on of safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing · Active learning and engaging your pupils in the learning process · How to develop as a professional and empowered teacher

How to Maximise Emotional Wellbeing and Improve Mental Health

How to Maximise Emotional Wellbeing and Improve Mental Health

Author: Rona Tutt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000391077

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 429

In this highly practical book, Rona Tutt and Paul Williams explore how schools and other educational settings can provide students with the right environment to support their emotional wellbeing and hence to maximise their learning potential. Encouraging collaboration between education and healthcare professionals, as well as other services, and with families, they show how to develop resilience in young people and provide them with the tools for coping with mental health issues. Based on a range of practical experiences from many different schools and practitioners, How to Maximise Emotional Wellbeing and Improve Mental Health discusses several crucial aspects of wellbeing in educational settings, including: Changing attitudes surrounding wellbeing and mental health Nurturing resilience, and its application Creating a healthy and constructive ethos and environment Providing extensive case studies, and featuring insightful conversations with school leaders and other professionals, this book will be an essential resource for staff in schools, including those leading in mental health, as well as trainee teachers and anyone with a wider societal concern about mental wellbeing in young people.

Transforming Undergraduate Education

Transforming Undergraduate Education

Author: Donald W. Harward

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442206748

Category: Education

Page: 413

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"Given the intensity of interest regarding the 'problems in higher education,' Harward notes how the systemic sources of those problems are infrequently addressed and even rarer is the offering of solutions or suggestions for positive actions. Harward and his colleagues see the achievement of this book as doing both - understanding the problems and offering solutions.

Emotions in Education Settings

Emotions in Education Settings

Author: John Hurley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312195653

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 221

A new field of research in education is emerging known as emotional intelligence. This book showcases the many contributions that emotional intelligence can make to education and to the wellbeing of schools as social communities. This book recognises the changing role of the teacher and acknowledges the new skills and ways of understanding that are required to deliver education in contemporary society and within the context of the ongoing development of the teacher. A number of approaches within the emotional intelligence field are explored in this book so as to enable readers to better understand the diverse needs of the student.