Mindfulness in the Classroom


In collaboration with Health and Wellness, a Mindful Campus Initiative led to the creation of a comprehensive resource website: http://www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness/mindfulness-430.htm

Contemplative Practices for Anti-Oppression Pedagogy - a collection of mindfulness practices designed for social justice education, but applicable to a number of settings: http://www.contemplativepracticesforantioppressionpedagogy.com/

On Contemplative Practices, Teaching, and Learning - a blog co-authored by Grand Valley State University and Ferris State University - many resources are listed here - http://contemplativeteaching.com/



Yamada, K., & Victor, T. L. (2012). The Impact of Mindful Awareness Practices on College Student Health, Well-being, and Capacity for Learning: a pilot study. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 11(2), 139–7. http://doi.org/10.2304/plat.2012.11.2.139

Ramsburg, J. T., & Youmans, R. J. (2014). Meditation in the higher-education classroom: Meditation training improves student knowledge retention during lectures. Mindfulness, 5(4), 431-441. doi:10.1007/s12671-013-0199-5

Langer, E. J. (2000). Mindful learning. Current directions in psychological science, 9(6), 220-223. doi: 10.1111/1467-8721.00099

Zajonc, A. (2013). Contemplative Pedagogy: A Quiet Revolution in Higher Education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013: 83–94. doi:10.1002/tl.20057

Hart, Tobin. (2004). Opening the contemplative mind in the classroom. Journal of Transformative Education. January Vol. 2(1): 28-46. doi: 10.1177/1541344603259311



Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines, Edward Sarath, Charles Scott, and Heesoon Bai, eds, 2015

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education, Daniel Barbezat and Mirabai Bush, 2013

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Volume 2013, Issue 134

Meditation and the Classroom, Judith Simmer-Brown and Fran Grace, eds, 2011

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