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Higgins, Joanna; Eden, Raewyn – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Mindfulness practices are increasingly used in classrooms to enhance the well-being dimensions of learning environments. New Zealand policy documents draw on a bicultural perspective that promotes a holistic framing of well-being. This paper will consider the transformative possibilities of a mindfulness-based breathing intervention in two New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Well Being
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Powietrzynska, Malgorzata; Noble, Linda – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
In the context of the United States, we provide our rationale for infusing mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) into a graduate-level teacher education course. In our philosophy and pedagogical approach we attempt to counterbalance an individualistic, divisive, oppressive, and often dehumanising nature of education. Adopting Richard Davidson's…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Bai, Heesoon; Cohen, Avraham; Miyakawa, Muga; Falkenberg, Thomas – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper calls for ethical responsibility to manifest a holistic, embodied, and deeply relational vision of what it means to actualise fuller human flourishing than how we, humanity as a whole, are behaving currently. A thesis is presented that humanity is experiencing an arrest within the trajectory of species' psychological development and…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Maturity (Individuals), Self Actualization