ERIC Number: EJ1158992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Mindfulness as a Prerequisite to Effective Leadership; Exploring the Constructs That Foster Productive Use of Feedback for Professional Learning
Day, Danette V.; Gregory, Jess L.
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v48 n4 p363-375 Nov 2017
This paper proposes a model that integrates mindfulness, ego, and mindset as filters of the information available for professional learning. The paper explores connections between mindset, ego, and mindfulness that promote or inhibit an educator's ability to use feedback for learning. A leader's commitment to creating spaces for meaningful use of all types of feedback promotes a school climate that encourages risk taking in learning. Mindfulness, the cultivation of the ability to pay attention to the present moment non-judgmentally, is a prerequisite skill to the effective delivery and use of feedback to promote professional learning. The development of mindfulness requires practice of a method and the continual application of mindfulness to remain open to learning from feedback.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership, Self Concept, Cognitive Structures, Feedback (Response), Educational Environment, Risk, Faculty Development
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