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ERIC Number: EJ1064712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Ontology through a Mindfulness Process
Bearance, Deborah; Holmes, Kimberley
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v46 n2 p143-152 May 2015
Traditionally, when ontology is taught in a graduate studies course on social research, there is a tendency for this concept to be examined through the process of lectures and readings. Such an approach often leaves graduate students to grapple with a personal embodiment of this concept and to comprehend how ontology can ground their research. This paper proposes a supplemental pedagogical method that employs a mindfulness process to move students from the definition of ontology and its theoretical perspective to a practical understanding of the concept and how it is a part of the research paradigm. Mindfulness strategies are used to explore ontology in an accessible and meaningful way. This mindfulness approach includes a contemplative "being" exercise, a personal reflective writing, and a collective dialogic sense-making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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