Contemplative Practice and the Transformation of Education

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Contemplative Practice and the Transformation of Education
featuring Dr. Daniel Barbezat

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Continental Breakfast Included
Faculty, staff and students are all welcome!
Finding stillness in a distracting world creates a space that is at the core of profound learning and insight. Contemplative practice sharpens concentration to the present moment, deepens a sense of presence, and builds compassion towards others. In this workshop we will examine together how the whole educational institution can be creating, supporting and sustaining environments that provide the tools to support students' ongoing inquiry into meaning, purpose and values.

Daniel Barbezat, Ph.D is professor of Economics at Amherst College and Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. He has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University, Yale University and has taught in the summer program at Harvard University. In 2004, he won the J. T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History from the Economic History Association. Over the past decade, he has become interested in how self-awareness and introspection can be used in higher education and economic decision-making. He has developed courses that integrate contemplative exercises designed to enable students to gain deeper understanding and insight. His approach to these economic classes has been featured in the Boston Globe, the U.S. News & World Report, as well as on the NPR program "Here & Now."


Kindly RSVP Patti Shaffer pshaffer@iup.edu

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