Perspectives on mindfulness for teachers – The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work Perspectives on mindfulness for teachers – The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work

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Perspectives on mindfulness for teachers

Perspectives on mindfulness for teachers

What does it mean for teachers to be mindful?

There has been a surge of publications, programs and websites that recommend mindfulness to educators in recent years. However, a cursory glance at the burgeoning literature reveals significant differences in the way mindfulness is defined, what problems it is meant to address, and the sources of authority on which it bases its claims. In this interactive presentation, Dr Remy Low will offer a conceptual framework for understanding the different orientations to mindfulness as it has been recommended to teachers. This will be followed by a discussion initiated by Dr Robert Stevens (NSW Department of Education), who will offer his reflections on this theme and presentation.

About the speakers

Dr Remy Low is a lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. In his research, Remy examines educational policy and practice in relation to broader social, cultural, and religious issues.
Dr Robert Stevens is Manager (Research) in the NSW Department of Education. He has a Doctorate in Philosophy from Macquarie University, and a Masters in Education from Sydney University. He is a member of the Lotus Buds Buddhist Sangha in Camperdown.

Register

Date

Oct 09 2019
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Time

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost

FREE

Location

Room 638
Education Building A35

Organizer

Remy Low
Email
remy.low@sydney.edu.au

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