While WVU does not offer a Contemplative Studies program, this guide will connect you to resources that support awareness and introspection. Find resources related to Pedagogy, Philosophy, Religion/Faith, Mindfulness, Science, and Health/Well-being.
Contemplative Pedagogy (also called mindfulness in the classroom) consists of various teaching methods you might employ to create deeper levels of awareness, concentration, or insight in your students (Center for Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, 2014). The articles below offer an introduction, while the additional resources dive deeper into the pedagogy as it applies to K-12 and higher education.
L. Brann, A. Russo, R. Razza, D. Bergen-Cico, Evaluating the Success of a Pilot Mindfulness-Based Intervention with Preschool Children: Lessons Learned, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Volume 116, Issue 9, Supplement, September 2016, Page A17, ISSN 2212-2672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.06.047.
Caldwell, K., Harrison, M., Adams, M., Quin, R. H., & Greeson, J. (2010). Developing Mindfulness in College Students Through Movement-Based Courses: Effects on Self-Regulatory Self-Efficacy, Mood, Stress, and Sleep Quality. Journal Of American College Health, 58(5), 433-442.