ERIC Number: EJ1004959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 6
Koru: Teaching Mindfulness to Emerging Adults
Rogers, Holly B.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n134 p73-81 Sum 2013
Although there is much interest in teaching mindfulness to college students and other emerging adults, traditional methods of teaching mindfulness and meditation are not always effective for reaching this age group. Koru is a program, developed at Duke University, that has been specifically designed with the developmental characteristics of emerging adults in mind. This chapter explores the interface between emerging adulthood and mindfulness practice. First, the definition and developmental features of emerging adulthood are reviewed. Next, the ways in which mindfulness can serve as a developmental aid for this group are discussed. Finally, the specific strategies that have proved fundamental to the success of Koru are reviewed.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Young Adults, Developmental Studies Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Theory of Mind, Metacognition, Definitions, Performance Factors, Educational Practices, Instructional Innovation
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