The most important and interesting parts of learning, are the parts that make the world fascinating, the parts that encourage self-reliance and personal growth, the parts that tap into the core of our being.
From the ‘Introduction – What is Education?’ of Mindful Learning.
What is Mindful Learning?
Mindfulness is the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t. Mindfulness can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives (reference: Mindfulness at Work by Dr Stephen McKenzie). In an educational context mindfulness applied to learning is the practice of ignoring distractions, disregarding unhelpful self-chatter and focusing on the here and now.
Training in Mindful Learning
Dr Craig Hassed and Dr Richard Chambers – the authors of Mindful Learning – are accomplished, respected experts with extended training (as both teachers and students) in the field of mindfulness and its implementation in educational environments.
Practising and applying the mindfulness strategies explained in Mindful Learning will help you:
- Improve performance
- Encourage personal development
- Enhance physical and emotional health
- Reduce stress and
- Cope more confidently with exam related demands.
The meditation exercises within Mindful Learning will assist you to retain information and develop focus (read for free, one of the mindfulness exercises – mindful walking – under the Mindful Learning Theory and Practice tab on this website).
Mindful Learning for Teachers
Practical exercises and informed theory (this book is referenced with endnotes) clearly explain how mindfulness strategies can be applied in educational settings. As teachers, efforts as educators which include a mindful approach and mindfulness techniques will increase students ability to focus on what is really being taught.
Adopting tactics detailed in Mindful Learning will teach, encourage and enable students to:
- Access creativity
- Identify mindsets
- Increase mental flexibility
- Improve problem solving skills and
- Foster intuitive learning.
Use Mindful Learning techniques and exercises to focus on what you are learning, and make the most of the time and effort you invest in education.
Mindfulness can make a positive difference and Mindful Learning will contribute to your success in learning.
Book specifications of Mindful Learning
The size of Mindful Learning is 234 x 151 mm or 9 x 6 inches.
Mindful Learning is a paperback with 272 pages.
ISBN 978 1 921966 39 2
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