Contemplative Pedagogy and Deep Listening
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Source ID: shanti-sources-83391
Collection: Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
Abstract: This webinar explores the use of contemplative practices in two different classroom contexts: hunger awareness and acoustic openness. Contemplation can provide students with the interior resources to hear both the pain of the world and the world’s beauty. These practices can also give us the groundedness from which to discern how we should respond to world’s problems and joys. David Haskell will discuss the ways in which he has used contemplative practices in environmental studies classes that examine hunger and in biology classes that introduce students to bird song and soundscapes. In both subject areas, he combines contemplative practice with action in the local area, either work with the hungry or scientific exploration of acoustics.