The Research Academy recommends the following chapter from To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development, Volume 31, as a comprehensive introduction to the role of contemplation and mindful learning in holistic and scholastic student academic development.
Daniel Barbezat and Allison Pingree contributed "Contemplative Pedagogy: The Special Role of Teaching and Learning Centers" to To Improve the Academy, a Jossey-Bass publication for the Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD). View/download the .pdf or visit http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118257812.html for more information.
To supplement your reading, consider listening to this conversation with Daniel Barbezat of Amherst College and Alexios Moore, Xavier University, on teaching, learning and contemplative pedagogy was the subject of the "Teaching Learning and Everything Else" podcast posted on November 27, 2012:
Conversation #17: Contemplative Pedagogy.
The Research Academy has available the following books in our collection for loan. We invite you to browse this selection and to send us your recommendations for readings related to meditation, contemplative pedagogy, and spirituality as it pertains to teaching and learning in higher education.
Online and Newsletters
These blogs, web sites, and newsletters offer a channel to continuous news, events, and scholarship in contemplative pedagogy and practice.
- The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education: Available here.
- Garrison Institute Quarterly Online Newsletter: Available here.
Research and Articles
- A catalogue of sample syllabi of courses integrating contemplation for various disciplines may be helpful in constructing your own course.
- Inside Passages offers insights on contemplative kayaking, thoughts, essays, and talks from Kurt Hoelting.
- Mindfulness Meditations links to several guided audio files to guide mindfulness practice.
- Burggraff, Susan & Grossenbacher, Steven. “Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal Arts Education” in Liberal Arts Online, Volume 7, Number 4, June 2007.
- Hart, Tobin. “Opening the Contemplative Mind in the Classroom,” Journal of Transformative Education, Vol. 2 No. 1, January 2004.
- Haynes, D. “Contemplative Practice and the Education of the Whole Person.” ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, 16, 2, 2005.
- Kabat-Zinn, Jon. “Catalyzing Movement Towards a more Contemplative/Sacred-Appreciating/Non-dualistic Society.” The Contemplative mind in Society meeting of the Working Group, September 29-October 2, 1994.
- Bache, Christopher M. The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness.