Mindfulness in the Academy

Practices and Perspectives from Scholars

Editors: Lemon, Narelle, McDonough, Sharon (Eds.)

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  • Examines the specific ways higher education academics have implemented mindfulness practices in their work
  • Introduces the lived experience of academics, and connects experiences with strategies for the current climate
  • Considers the work of academics in higher education from a range of perspectives
  • Provides an international perspective on the role of mindfulness in academic practice  
  • Offers practical strategies for informal and formal mindfulness practices
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About this book

This book focuses on the way academics understand, embrace and enact the concepts of mindfulness in approaching their work in demanding and dynamic contemporary higher education environments. It examines how they implement formal and informal mindfulness practices that increase the capacity to transform mind and body states by drawing on concepts such as compassion, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, self-awareness and non-judgemental stances. The book provides insights into and highlights the struggles of scholars through their experiences and perspectives in relation to their identities, practices and job enactment. Each chapter author explains their mindfulness practices and their motivations for implementing them, and explores how mindful ways of researching, writing, learning and teaching, leading, and engaging with others leads us to self-awareness and engagement in the present.

About the authors

Dr Narelle Lemon is an Associate Professor of Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. She currently holds the Deputy Chair of Education – Learning and Teaching role  within the Department of Education.  Narelle’s research is focused on engagement and participation in the area of building learner capacity to engage with cultural organisations and community arts programmes, arts education, and social media for cultural knowledge and professional development. She is interested in the lived experience of being an academic – care, collaboration, mentoring, mindful and supportive practices informed by positive psychology. Narelle blogs at Chat with Rellypops, Tweets as @Rellypops and @MindfulAcademic (with Sharon), and curates an online project to promote stories of how creativity and mindfulness are applied to people’s lives from various disciplines in the community on Instagram via @exploreandcreateco. 
Dr. Sharon McDonough is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Federation University Australia. She began working in teacher education after a 16-year career as a secondary school teacher. Sharon has an interest in collaborating with schools and organisations to provide learning opportunities for pre-service teachers, and is committed to supporting the ongoing learning of pre-service teachers, teachers and teacher educators. She researches in the fields of self-study, teacher emotion and embodiment, mentoring and resilience.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Mindfulness in the Academy: An Examination of Mindfulness Perspectives

    McDonough, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Doormats and Boulders: Uncovering Mindfulness Traits and Wise Discernment During Stressful Experiences in the Academy

    Chang, Rosemary

    Pages 25-40

  • Emerging into Authentic Academic Life: Anxiety, Masks of Selves, Mindful Observation and Perfectionist Performance

    Wilson, Anat

    Pages 41-56

  • Mindful Networks? Navigating and Negotiating Life and Work in Academia

    Vigurs, Katy

    Pages 59-70

  • Mindful Practice as Professional Identity Work

    Morrison, Chad M.

    Pages 71-82

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2143-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2142-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mindfulness in the Academy
Book Subtitle
Practices and Perspectives from Scholars
Editors
  • Narelle Lemon
  • Sharon McDonough
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2143-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2143-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2142-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 294
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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