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Aldahadha, Basim – College Student Journal, 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the Effects of Muslim Praying Meditation (MPM) and Transcendental Meditation (TM) Program on Mindfulness among the University of Nizwa students. The sample of the study consisted of (354) students. The questionnaires of MPM (Al-Kushooa) and Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills (KIMS) were applied before…
Descriptors: Muslims, Religious Factors, Religion, Foreign Countries
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Hattam, Robert; Baker, Bernadette – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2015
In this article we engage with and against Foucault's provocation to think about diagrams of subjectivation. With Foucault we take up his meditation on spirituality and propose a Buddhist alternative to Greco-Roman technologies of self. Against Foucault's notion of an "arts of existence" we suggest instead "cultivation of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethics, Moral Development, Moral Values
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Jackson, Johnnie – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2016
In this article, I offer my own decolonizing counterstory of teaching as a Black American man in a teacher education program in South Korea, to purport how I was both a colonizer and the colonized, inside and outside of the classroom and the curriculum (Asher, 2010; Baszile, 2008, 2009, 2010). To further complicate matters, my Black male body did…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Americans, Males, Teacher Education Programs
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Csaszar, Imre Emeric; Buchanan, Teresa – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Early childhood teachers can be relaxed and peaceful as they create playful and harmonious classrooms, even if they work in stressful contexts. However, the stressors faced by teachers may lead to negative consequences that can undermine their ability to sustain personal health and positive interactions. In the absence of positive coping…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Stress Management, Relaxation Training
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Wells, Caryn M. – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
This conceptual article presents a review of the research concerning the stress level of principals over the past three decades, with emphasis on the occupational stress that principals encounter because of heightened accountability and expectations for student achievement. Mindfulness meditation, as a stress management intervention, provides the…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Principals, Accountability, Expectation
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Klatt, Maryanna D. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Contemplative education courses and academic programs emerging in universities across the United States and internationally have a unique opportunity to help students gain both self-awareness and an awareness of how the self is situated in a larger context. Research utilizing meditation in higher education shows promise in strengthening stress…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Concept
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Sedlmeier, Peter; Eberth, Juliane; Schwarz, Marcus; Zimmermann, Doreen; Haarig, Frederik; Jaeger, Sonia; Kunze, Sonja – Psychological Bulletin, 2012
In this meta-analysis, we give a comprehensive overview of the effects of meditation on psychological variables that can be extracted from empirical studies, concentrating on the effects of meditation on nonclinical groups of adult meditators. Mostly because of methodological problems, almost 3/4 of an initially identified 595 studies had to be…
Descriptors: Measurement, Metacognition, Effect Size, Meta Analysis
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Smith, Olynda – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
For many of us, it is challenging to find the time to sleep enough each night or to sit down for a meal. So how can this author convince you that taking 10 minutes to do anything every day is actually worth it? The benefits of meditation--increased calm, clarity, compassion, and empathy, to name a few--have been known for centuries. Recently,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Self Management
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Cacioppe, Ron Lewis – Learning Organization, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the differences in mindfulness, meditation and flow and the conditions in which each occurs. It summarizes research that demonstrates positive benefits of these three for employee and organizational learning. While mindfulness focuses awareness on what is occurring in the moment, flow involves total immersion in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention, Psychological Patterns, Learning Processes
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Glasser, Leanne – LEARNing Landscapes, 2017
Through a program called "Snowga" (yoga in the snow), students learned about mindfulness and living in the present moment through yoga postures and meditations. Positive changes included growth in wellbeing as the children explored self, community, and the natural world through yoga, mindfulness, personal reflective journals, and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Physical Activities, Metacognition, Weather
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Helber, Casey; Zook, Nancy A.; Immergut, Matthew – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
We predicted that students in a sociology course that included contemplative practices (i.e., mindfulness meditation) would show an increase in performance on higher level cognitive abilities (executive functions) over the semester compared to a control group of students. Change in executive functions performance was not significantly different…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Sociology, Metacognition, Thinking Skills
Aguilar, Elena – Educational Leadership, 2019
The author, a consultant on equity in schools, relates how she helped a high school's leadership team become aware of, and begin to overcome, patterns in their interactions that silenced certain voices and perspectives. Aguilar explores the concept of implicit bias--which was likely behind these leaders' harmful patterns and also contributed to…
Descriptors: Race, High Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Interaction
Rogers, Jennifer – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Jennifer Rogers writes with apt and lyrical snippets from her perspective as a Montessori parent and from her long history as a primary guide. This short piece examines the word "grace" from multiple facets and serves as a meditation that uplifts and reminds us "that the life of a child is a gift."
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Spiritual Development, Religion
Sundquist, Karen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Burnout is a state of chronic, oppressive, severe and relentless stress that occurs across all dimensions. Educators and mental health professionals are among the top stress-inducing professions. National surveys estimate the incidence of burnout among mental health professionals is 39%. As a blend of mental health counselor and educator, school…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, Mental Health, Health Personnel
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Mayorga, Mary G.; De Vries, Sabina; Wardle, Elizabeth Ann – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
A quasi experimental study was conducted at a South West State University counseling program to investigate if using meditation techniques would lower levels of anxiety and create mindfulness attention awareness among counseling students enrolled in a counseling skills course, taught in a masters-level counseling program. A total of 29 students…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Anxiety, Quasiexperimental Design
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