Mindfulness in higher education, or "contemplative pedagogy," is "designed to quiet and shift the habitual chatter of the mind to cultivate a capacity for deepened awareness, concentration, and insight." These resources on Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching website are designed primarily for university faculty. However, they can be utilized by educators who serve diverse age populations, from children to the elderly. Readers may like to begin by reading through the six short sections on the page, including The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness, Meditation in Higher Education, and Mindful Activities in the Classroom. Readers may also enjoy the ten-minute video, "Fostering Attention," which can be located in The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness section. Links to resources from around the web abound, including downloadable peer-reviewed papers. The Additional Resources section also includes a number of links to interesting blogs, videos, and articles.
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