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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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King, Donna; Henderson, Senka; Sandhu, Maryam – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Abdominal deep breathing (DB) has been used in conjunction with paying attention on purpose to the present moment as a mindfulness tool to help students develop skills for managing emotions. While studies are emerging that investigate outcomes of mindfulness practices with adolescents, how to implement such practices, and students' reactions to…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Metacognition, Stress Management
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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
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Martínez Ruiz, Xicoténcatl – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The goal of this article is to identify and discuss the challenges and main problems associated with the interrelations between mindfulness and metacognition, and to provide strategic options for the future to deal with the potential of both in educational scenarios. Two central questions are the guidance: how is it possible to think about…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Philosophy, Epistemology
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Rovet, Joanne – Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 2004
Turner Syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder affecting primarily females. It arises from a loss of X-chromosome material, most usually one of the two X chromosomes. Affected individuals have a number of distinguishing somatic features, including short stature and ovarian dysgenesis. Individuals with TS show a distinct neurocognitive profile…
Descriptors: Profiles, Brain, Learning Disabilities, Congenital Impairments