Contemplative Techniques

Using Contemplative Techniques in the Classroom flyerWorkshop
Tuesday, October 10
Noon- 1pm (Arrive earlier to eat)

Contemplative practices can be used in the classroom to: increase concentration and attention; increase psychological well-being; increase connection, generosity, and lovingkindness; deepen understanding of course material; and increase creativity and insight.  In this workshop, CSU San Marcos Professors Marie Thomas (Psychology) and Ranjeeta Basu (Economics) will introduce you to and you will practice a variety of contemplative techniques that we have successfully used in our classes such as mindfulness meditation, deep listening, contemplative movement, and compassion and lovingkindness.

Attendees will:

  • Have a set of tools that they will be able to use in their classrooms;
  • Understand the ways that contemplative techniques can be used to improve a variety of student outcomes.

Registration is required. This event is part of a series New Frontiers in Higher Education and Creating a Climate for Learning.

* Graduate students are welcome to attend all CTL events, space permitting. If an event fills up, GTAs will be moved to the waitlist in the order in which they registered.

Event materials: Resource pagepresentation slides