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Tobin, Kenneth – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
I begin with a review of our research on meditation, mindfulness, expressed emotions, and physiological variability while teaching. Then, through the theoretical lenses of polyvagal theory, I examine an event from our ongoing research in which a teacher had very low levels of blood oxygenation. Apparently, her body switched from parasympathetic to…
Descriptors: Role, Metacognition, Life Style, Intervention
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Higgins, Joanna; Eden, Raewyn – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Mindfulness practices are increasingly used in classrooms to enhance the well-being dimensions of learning environments. New Zealand policy documents draw on a bicultural perspective that promotes a holistic framing of well-being. This paper will consider the transformative possibilities of a mindfulness-based breathing intervention in two New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Well Being
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King, Donna; Henderson, Senka; Sandhu, Maryam – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Abdominal deep breathing (DB) has been used in conjunction with paying attention on purpose to the present moment as a mindfulness tool to help students develop skills for managing emotions. While studies are emerging that investigate outcomes of mindfulness practices with adolescents, how to implement such practices, and students' reactions to…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Metacognition, Stress Management
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Khng, Kiat Hui – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the formal introduction of mindfulness-based practices (MBPs) into clinical settings in the late 1970s, a growing body of research has demonstrated their benefits in diverse settings, from clinical programmes, business and sports, to education. Along with the development of standardised mindfulness-based programmes in the areas of clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Attention
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Powietrzynska, Malgorzata; Noble, Linda – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
In the context of the United States, we provide our rationale for infusing mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) into a graduate-level teacher education course. In our philosophy and pedagogical approach we attempt to counterbalance an individualistic, divisive, oppressive, and often dehumanising nature of education. Adopting Richard Davidson's…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Luitel, Bal Chandra – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Exploring ways to develop a transformative curriculum vision for mathematics education that is inclusive to opposing perspectives and ideologies, this mindful inquiry explores "mindless" views embedded in the mathematics curriculum of Nepal; explores narrowly conceived disempowering assumptions within it; engages in dialectical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Taylor, Elisabeth (Lily) – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Alienation and moral disengagement have been described in the literature as some of the key factors for making some people more vulnerable to violent extremism. In this paper, I explore how mindfulness training, especially when paired with art therapy strategies, has great potential for supporting targeted educational measures for building…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Art Therapy, Violence, Antisocial Behavior
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Bai, Heesoon; Cohen, Avraham; Miyakawa, Muga; Falkenberg, Thomas – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper calls for ethical responsibility to manifest a holistic, embodied, and deeply relational vision of what it means to actualise fuller human flourishing than how we, humanity as a whole, are behaving currently. A thesis is presented that humanity is experiencing an arrest within the trajectory of species' psychological development and…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Maturity (Individuals), Self Actualization
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Martínez Ruiz, Xicoténcatl – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The goal of this article is to identify and discuss the challenges and main problems associated with the interrelations between mindfulness and metacognition, and to provide strategic options for the future to deal with the potential of both in educational scenarios. Two central questions are the guidance: how is it possible to think about…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Philosophy, Epistemology
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Lee, Alwyn Vwen Yen; Tan, Seng Chee – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The assessment and understanding of students' ideas in discourse have often been a difficult problem for teachers to tackle. Recent innovations and technologies such as text mining can provide a partial solution by generating an estimated count of important keywords which are representative of ideas within discourse. However, investigating idea…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Level
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van Leeuwen, Anouschka; van Wermeskerken, Margot; Erkens, Gijsbert; Rummel, Nikol – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Teacher orchestration of the classroom is a demanding task because of the multitude of activities and the rapid pace at which these activities occur. Teachers must constantly be aware of the activities students engage in and the progress students are making, in order to be able to make informed decisions. Recent years have seen the development of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cues, Teacher Behavior, Data Analysis
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Gaševic, Dragan; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Joksimovic, Srecko – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The field of learning analytics was founded with the goal to harness vast amounts of data about learning collected by the extensive use of technology. After the early formation, the field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. Although…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Thang, Fong Kwan; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
A secondary school in Singapore incorporated twenty-first century learning into their science curriculum through an inquiry-based Integrated Science module. This study examines Secondary 2 students' perceptions of twenty-first century learning through this module. Through pre- and post-study surveys of 227 students and focus group interviews with…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Independent Study
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Hung, Guo-Tsai; Hong, Huang-Yao – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This study investigated the effects of two different pedagogical approaches on the development of college students' innovation-oriented cultural views. First, an initial cultural view survey (n = 126) was implemented; then another quasi-experiment was employed using two treatment conditions: the control condition (n = 45) employed a…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Lyne Strachan, Andrea; Lim, Elaine; Yip, Hoe Yin; Lum, Grace – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Using a qualitative case-study approach, this small-scale pilot study explores the potential challenges and opportunities faced by early childhood educators in their first year of implementing a dedicated Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) at their school. Participants include two Kindergarten teachers working at a large international school in…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Outdoor Education
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