Contemplative Approaches in the Diverse Academic Community: Inquiry, Connection, Creativity, and Insight
September 21 - 23, 2012
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Now Accepting Proposals (through June 1st)
Conference registration will be available soon.
Everyone sits in a different place, yet we are all inextricably connected. Bringing the benefits of contemplative education to greater numbers of students asks us to honor wider and more diverse cultural contexts. Are we listening closely enough to those with whom we speak, and are we fully aware of the contexts into which we are speaking? What practices assist us in attending both to the diversity of situated reality and to the reality of our shared existence in the world?
The conference will explore the many ways that contemplative practices serve teaching, learning and knowing in higher education. While we are open to presentations on any theme concerning contemplative pedagogy, we are especially interested this year in presentations that consider techniques or exercises that focus on fostering greater inclusion and availability to the broadest scope of students.
Contributed sessions, plenary speakers and panels and will present research and support the exchange of ideas. Practice sessions will be offered to support the development of contemplative awareness and the community of contemplative educators.
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