Students Staff

9 March 2016

Creating Space to Know: upcoming day workshop on contemplative approaches to and in Higher Education

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Last few places available…

On Friday 18 March, Learning and Development will be running a day-long workshop, led by Dr Caroline Barratt of the School of Health and Human Sciences, exploring contemplative approaches to teaching and learning in Higher Education.

This workshop has been introduced in light of increasing interest in the potential of contemplative and meditative techniques to enhance student performance, increase student wellbeing and deepen students’ understanding of their subject. Through short lectures, group work and experiential exercises, including mindfulness meditation, participants will be introduced to a range of pedagogical techniques and concepts that will complement their current teaching or learning support work, adding variety and depth to the student learning experience.

Furthermore there will also be space to explore the implications of contemplative approaches to learning for us all as educators or supporters of learning and to develop a sense of why we teach and support students and how it connects with our personal values. We hope that participants will leave the day with fresh insight into their teaching / support role as well as new teaching techniques and an understanding of contemplative pedagogy. All staff involved in teaching and/or supporting learning (academic or professional services) will be very welcome to come – just book via HR Organiser

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