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Readings on Contemplative Pedagogy

Recommended Readings from ACMHE

2019-The American Academy of Religion "Spotlight on Teaching" issue for this year is devoted to Contemplative Pedagogy.

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Barbezat, D.P. & Bush, M. (2014). Contemplative practices in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Wiley. Ebook   Introduction to Practices (pdf)

Dietert, R. R. (2014) Intergrating Contemplative Tools into Biomedical Science Education and Research Training   Programs. Journal of Biomedical Education, Vol. 2014, Article ID 239348. Electronic Access

DuFon, Margaret A.; Christian, Jennifer. The Formation and Development of the Mindful Campus. in New Directions for Teaching & Learning. Summer 2013, Vol. 2013 Issue 134, p65-72. 8p. (Specific chapter of previous publication)

Gunnlaugson, O., Sarath, E., Scott, C., & Bai, H. (Eds.). (2014). Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. Ebook

Holand, D. (2012). The Impact of Mindful Awareness Practices on College Student Health, Well-Being, and Capacity for Learning: A Pilot Study. Psychology Learning & Teaching June 1, 2012 11: 139-145.

Horwitz, E. B., Stenfers, C., Osika, W. (2013) Contemplative Inquiry in Movement: Managing Writer's Block in Academic Writing.  International Journal of Transpersonal Studies,Vol. 32(1) pp 16-26. Access article pdf.

Levy, D. 2007, 'No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship', Ethics and Information Technology, Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 237.

Roush, K.L. Moving from Multitasking to Mindfulness. Faculty Focus. March 9, 2015. Electronic Access

Sanders, L.A. (Ed.) (2013). Contemplative studies in higher education (Vol. 134 of New Directions for Teaching and Learning). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Wiley. Electronic Access

Schoeberlein-David, D.; Sheth, S. (2009). Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. Available UA Library

Simmer-Brown, J. & Grace, F. (Eds.) (2011). Meditation and the classroom: Contemplative pedagogy for religious studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Available UA Library

Zajonc, A. (2013). Contemplative pedagogy: a quiet revolution in higher education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013(134), 83-94. Full text pdf

Zimmercan, J, & Coyle, V. (1996) The Way of Council. Viroqua, WI: Bramble Books.


Refworks Citations for Recommended Readings

Publications by Al Kaszniak:

Kaszniak, A.W. (2014, September). Science and contemplative practice in a course on empathy and compassion. Invited presentation given at the Symposium on Empathy, Contemplative Practice and Pedagogy, Humanities, and Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.  To access this presentation, click on the agenda, then Webcast, it is the second session, Friday Panel 2 (Access full Symposium agenda, and all recorded sessions)

Kaszniak, A.W. (2014, September). Evaluating contemplative training programs with diverse populations. Invited presentation in the symposium on Fidelity and Fit at the “Mindfulness Matters: Science and Application in an Emerging Society” Conference, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Kaszniak, A.W. (2014) Contemplative pedagogy: Perspectives from cognitive and affective science. In O. Gunnlaugson, E.W. Sarath, C. Scott & H. Bai, (Eds.), Contemplative learning and inquiry across disciplines (pp. 197-211). New York: State University of New York Press.

Levy, D., Wobbrock, J., Kaszniak, A., & Ostergren, M. (2012). The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Multitasking in a High-Stress Information Environment. Graphics Interface Conference. Retrieved from

Publications by CPFLC Members

Fitzgerald, D. (2017) Meditate on This: Contemplative Practices for Designers, Technicians, and Other Theatre Professionals. Theatre Design and Technology, Winter 2017 (pp. 44-56).  (works best in Chrome browser)

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Contemplative Pedagogy at other Institutions

Mindful Law School Programs