Mindfulness and Learning

Author: Terry Hyland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400719118
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent decades, education at all levels has been seriously impoverished by a growing obsession with standards, targets, skills and competences. According to this model, only a circumscribed range of basic cognitive skills and competences are the business of education, whose main role is to provide employability credentials for people competing for jobs in the global economy. The result is a one-dimensional, economistic and bleakly utilitarian conception of the educational task. In Mindfulness and Learning: Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education, Terry Hyland advances the thesis that education stands in need of a rejuvenation of its affective function – the impact it has on the emotional, social, moral and personal development of learners. Drawing on the Buddhist conception of mindfulness, he advances a powerful argument for redressing this imbalance by enhancing the affective domain of learning. Mindfulness and Learning: Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education shows how the concept and practice of ‘mindfulness’ – non-judgmental, present moment awareness and experience – can enrich learning at all levels. Mindfulness thus contributes to the enhanced achievement of general educational goals, and helps remedy the gross deficiency of the affective/emotional aspects of contemporary theory and practice. The author outlines a mindfulness-based affective education (MBAE) programme and shows how it might be introduced into educational provision from the early years to adult education with a view to harmonising the cognitive-affective balance across the system.

Reflective Teaching in Further Adult and Vocational Education

Author: Margaret Gregson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780936656
Format: PDF, Docs
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Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in further, adult and vocational education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including that of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for trainee and practising teachers in further, adult and vocational settings, for both practice-based training and career-long professionalism. Now in its fourth edition, written by a collaborative author team of further, adult and vocational education experts led by Yvonne Hillier and Margaret Gregson, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on the key issues including individual and collaborative approaches to reflective practice, a systematic approach to educational improvement based upon Joint Practice Development; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices and offer ways to develop deeper understanding of effective practices. The new edition is also enhanced by improved navigation and updated pedagogical features, including a revised chapter structure and text design, all-new case studies, activities, figures and diagrams. The team includes: Margaret Gregson (University of Sunderland, UK) | Yvonne Hillier (University of Brighton, UK) | Gert Biesta (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) | Sam Duncan (Institute of Education, University College London, UK) | Lawrence Nixon (University of Sunderland, UK) | Trish Spedding (University of Sunderland, UK) | Paul Wakeling (Havering Sixth Form College, UK) Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.

International Handbook of the Religious Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education

Author: Marian de Souza
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402048036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In today’s pluralistic world, many cultures feel a shift in the relationship of people with religious traditions. A corresponding movement is a resurgence of interest in human spirituality. This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline. Out of these rises a vision for the emergence of a just and peaceful world.

Life Long Learning

Author: Cornelia Seeberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642558216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lernen mit elektronischen Dokumenten wird immer wichtiger. Der entscheidende Vorteil des Mediums Computer ist die Möglichkeit, dynamische Dokumente zu erzeugen. Diese Dynamik kann zum einen in den einzelnen Inhalten liegen (Animationen, Simulationen) oder in der Erstellung der Dokumente (adaptive Anpassung an die einzelnen Benutzer/innen). Die Lerndokumente liegen dafür in Modulen, nicht als ein großes Dokument vor. Um diese Vorteile nutzen zu können, müssen die Module beschrieben sein. Das Buch bietet ein Beschreibungsschema, mit dem aus einer Wissensbasis von unzusammenhängenden Modulen ein gut lesbares und auf die Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Leser/innen angepasstes webbasiertes Dokument erstellt werden kann.

Bildungspolitische analyse 2004

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264037926
Format: PDF
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Diese Ausgabe der Reihe Bildungspolitische Analyse befasst sich mit einer Reihe von aktuellen bildungspolitischen Fragen, die sich aus den zentralen strategischen Zielen der OECD im Bereich Bildung ergeben haben. Sie verbindet die Arbeit im Bereich ...

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben

Author: Patrizia Collard
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641190290
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Wie schön wäre es, einfach ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. Das endlose Gedankenkarussell für einen Moment anzuhalten und der Hektik des Alltags zu entkommen. Dafür müssen Sie nicht stundenlang auf dem Meditationskissen sitzen: Die einfachen Achtsamkeitsübungen in diesem Buch führen Sie in Minutenschnelle zu innerer Klarheit, Gelassenheit und Ruhe. Probieren Sie es aus – gönnen Sie sich kleine Auszeiten, die den Tag entschleunigen und den Kopf freimachen. Für alle, die noch mehr Achtsamkeits-Anregungen suchen: »Sei achtsam mit dir« – das neue Buch von Patrizia Collard.