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The Landscape of Mindfulness and Meditation in Adult Education: A Partial Prescription (and Critique) for Lifelong Learning and Well-Being
Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Riley, Timothy D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter provides an overview and critique of the mindfulness and meditation literature in popular culture, adult education and health care, and provides discussion based on both experience and the literature for teaching and learning for well-being.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Well Being
Gupta, Kalpana – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The purpose of the chapter is to explore the sacred and secular tensions of incorporating mindfulness and meditation practices in secular university settings.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Universities
Archuleta, Kristi; Jennings, Christopher T.; Cunliff, Ed – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter highlights mindfulness and meditation practices at two metropolitan universities and includes a discussion of programming challenges, classroom teaching practices, and suggestions for expanding offerings for non-traditional learners.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Universities, Urban Schools, Teaching Methods
Eastern Thoughts, Western Practices: Meditation and Mindfulness Relaxation Activities for Learning and Well-Being in Adult and Higher Education
Sun, Qi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents mindfulness relaxation activities used in a first-year seminar, discusses Eastern ancient meditation methods as alternative Western contemplative inquiry, and suggests teaching practices in adult and higher education for holistic education and well-being.
Descriptors: Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods
Velott, Diana; Sprow Forté, Karin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses how to relate mindfulness with the concept of cultural humility to teach with greater attention to health equity issues in adult education and public health teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Education, Public Health, Cultural Awareness
Moving to Learn: A Meditative Yoga Approach to Teaching and Learning Anatomy and Physiology in Multiple Contexts
Behmer, Philomena M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter describes a meditative embodied yoga approach to teaching and learning anatomy and physiology in both higher education and in yoga teacher training and how teaching in one setting has influenced teaching in the other.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
Formenti, Laura – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter describes a practice of philosophical meditation as a way to transformation in an Italian context. It makes use of poetic and autoethnographic writing to highlight some features of the method, and offers suggestion for adult education practice.
Descriptors: Poetry, Ethnography, Writing (Composition), Transformative Learning
LeVasseur, Mary; Purzycki, Edward; Williams, Helene – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents the process and operational considerations when developing and implementing mindfulness-based programs for both patients and staff in hospital and health-care settings.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Program Implementation, Patients, Hospitals
Doyle, James F.; Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Palmer, Charles – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses ways of engaging the plant-human connection and exchange by learning about bonsai and then engaging and meditating on the tree to eventually cultivate the experience of bonsai as meditation.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Learning, Plants (Botany), Forestry
Summing Up: Themes and Variations, and Further Directions for Mindfulness and Meditation in Adult Education
Gupta, Kalpana; Archuleta, Kristi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter summarizes the articles contained in this special issue, highlighting emerging themes and future implications for research and practice for adult educators.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Metacognition, Educational Research, Educational Practices
Daley, Barbara J.; Cervero, Ronald M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this final chapter, we summarize the themes of this sourcebook along with the issues and trends in health professions education (HPE) identified by the chapter authors. By comparing and contrasting HPE and adult and continuing education, we discuss ways in which the two can be integrated.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Professional Continuing Education, Health Education, Integrated Curriculum
Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter provides an overview of the emerging social and organizational contexts for health professions education and the rationale for foundational adult and continuing education concepts to be included in the curricula of HPE graduate programs.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Social Influences, Educational Environment, Context Effect
Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Palmer, Charles – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter focuses on negotiating life transitions that facilitate positive adult development, and the importance of self-care for health professions educators.
Descriptors: Adult Development, Self Management, College Faculty, Allied Health Occupations Education
Bierema, Laura L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter focuses on the process of learning in health professions education (HPE) in terms of key issues that shape HPE learning and essential strategies for promoting and facilitating learning among professionals.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Health Education, Medical Education, Skill Development
Schmidt, Steven W.; Lawson, Luan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this chapter, the major concepts from program planning in adult education will be applied to health professions education (HPE). Curriculum planning and program planning will be differentiated, and program development and planning will be grounded in a systems thinking approach.
Descriptors: Health Education, Medical Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development