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ERIC Number: ED085608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 46
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An Assessment of the Possible Relationship of the Practice of Meditation to Increases in Attentiveness to Learning.
Holmgren, Carl A.
A group of 24 seventh-grade students was involved in a meditation (zen) experience as a means of assessing the relationship of meditation to learning. Using a simple rote memory task as both a pre-test and a post-test the experimental group (N=16) showed a significant increase (.01) in the number of objects recalled, whereas with the control group no significant increase occured. This suggests that meditation, which leads to greater self-awareness, facilitates greater attentiveness to learning. However, on a second post-test given six months after the meditation experience had ended, no significant increases were noted between the post-tests of either group. The experimental group, though, had not continued the meditation practice after termination of the program suggesting the process had not been fully internalized during the time they had been involved in the actual meditation experience. (Author)
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