The 5 Literacies of Mindful Learning
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2015
Pages: 58 - 62
Source ID: shanti-sources-81896
Collection: Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
Abstract: When we ask educators and parents what they really want for kids, it's rare that their first choice is "to be proficient in algebra." What they most hope for is for their children to be successful, to be happy, and to live good and meaningful lives.If we begin with the premise that we want to support our students' well-being, we'll likely teach in a very different way. We'll focus on helping students learn mindsets and approaches that are foundational for their healthy development, both for academic success and simply to be good people. Through approaches like mindfulness, we'll teach students to be "literate" in five key areas: their bodies, their minds, their hearts, their community, and the world around them.