Ninth Annual Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy
August 4-9, 2013
Smith College, Northampton, MA
$950 for the residential program (includes meals and accommodations at Smith College)
$600 for commuters (includes lunch and dinner Sunday – Thursday).
ACMHE Members will receive a $50 discount on registration fees.
Sorry, the application deadline has passed.
Applications accepted online March 1 – May 1, 2013.
Learn more at http://www.contemplativemind.org/programs/summer
The Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy is an intense week-long investigation led by pioneers in contemplative education. It prepares higher education professionals with resources to support innovation in curriculum development, course design and the incorporation of contemplative awareness and practice within all aspects of higher education.
We invite educators from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives in arts, humanities, sciences, humanities-related sciences, and social sciences, and higher education professionals in mental health, counseling and administrative offices to apply.
There will be sessions on the design principles of contemplative pedagogy; the relation between course content and contemplative practice; and the benefits of stabilized attention and other qualities of mind fostered by contemplative exercises. We will explore the rationale for contemplative approaches and how to communicate with students and colleagues about their inclusion. Practical issues such as evaluation and grading will also be considered.
Each day will also include contemplative practice sessions, and will introduce a variety of practices that have been adapted successfully for secular educational settings.
Accommodations & Meals
We occupy Chapin House on the central campus of Smith College. Chapin House is a one-hundred-year-old (but recently renovated, and air-conditioned) dorm centrally located on campus across from the student center and overlooking the gardens of Lyman Plant House and Paradise Pond.
All rooms are singles, but in dormitory style bathrooms are shared. Each floor has one large bathroom; women and men will stay on different floors. There is wireless internet access in each room. Wireless access is also available in some locations including nearby Neilson Library and the Student Center. There are coin-operated laundry facilities on the first floor of Chapin House.
Meals from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Friday will be at Lamont House on Prospect Street across from John M. Greene Hall.
A map of Smith College is available at www.smith.edu/map/.
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