Lifelong Learning Book Series

Mindfulness and Learning

Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education

Authors: Hyland, Terry

  • Explores the links between mindfulness and education
  • Offers a powerful argument for enhancing affective education at all levels
  • Examines the connections between Buddhism and learning
  • Provides a practical guide for teachers interested in mindfulness in schools and colleges
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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.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1911-8
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3729-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mindfulness and Learning
Book Subtitle
Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education
Authors
Series Title
Lifelong Learning Book Series
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1911-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1911-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1910-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3729-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 238
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