Interdisciplinary Health Programs
Contemplative pedagogy offers unique opportunities for students to deepen their understanding and focus through introspection, reflection, and stillness. Contemplative practices, such as meditative exercises, movement, and writing allow students to understand the nature of their minds and the learning process. Through the use of contemplative practices, students experience increased attention, connection, creativity, as well as a deeper understanding of course material. Although critics may question the appropriateness of these practices in the classroom, contemplative pedagogy has the ability to positively impact students’ learning. This presentation invites participants to explore contemplative pedagogy and discuss ways to integrate practices into learning activities.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
McGrady, Michele, "Contemplative Pedagogy in the Classroom: Engaging Students’ Self-Awareness to Enhance Learning" (2018). Instructional Development Grants. 26.