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ERIC Number: EJ800737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1871
Still Thinking: The Case for Meditation with Children
Fisher, Robert
Thinking Skills and Creativity, v1 n2 p146-151 Nov 2006
This paper argues the case for meditation with children. It seeks to define what meditation is, why it is important and how it can be practised with children. Meditation provides a good starting point for learning and creativity. It builds upon a long tradition of meditative practice in religious and humanistic settings and research gives evidence of its practical benefits. We need to help children find natural ways for body and mind to combat the pressures of modern living and to find better ways to help focus their minds on matters of importance. There are strong pedagogical reasons for including meditation as part of the daily experience of pupils of all ages and abilities. Meditation is a proven means for stilling the mind, encouraging mindfulness, and providing optimum conditions for generative thinking and reflection. This paper aims to encourage more experimentation and research into meditative practice with children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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