Mindfully Aware Teaching I

This course provides a foundation for a contemplative approach to teaching. Students learn sustainable, effective, and compassionate ways of working with their cognitive, affective, and somatic experiences in preparation for balanced and creative teaching. Contemplative skills are developed through personal and group practices involving mindful awareness, compassion, contemplation, and embodied presence disciplines. Fundamental application of personal contemplative skills to teaching relationships are developed and sequenced throughout the course. All these skills are supported by the study of essential contemplative principles and pedagogies from contemporary and traditional sources. This is primarily an experiental course focusing on the development of personal and relational competencies that are foundational to contemplative teaching. Cross-listed as EDU547.
Course Number: EDU447
Units: 2.0