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Saturday, November 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Embodied Learning: Connected Interiority in the Classroom

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bell hooks introduced the idea of teaching as a form of transgression, and in the context of contemplative education, we transgress boundaries by inviting students to become conscious co-creators in their own learning. This paradigm encourages the students and the teacher to become active participants in an engaged pedagogy. In this way, the classroom can become a “participatory space for the sharing of knowledge” in which we can connect “the will to know with the will to become” (hooks, 1994). In this session we will consider integrative models for teaching in which learning is understood as a wholly embodied process that involves reframing ways of being and ways of knowing. We will explore, in turn, how this paradigm shifts the focus of learning to a place of connected interiority, from which we can cultivate habits of mind and heart that allow for a deepened engagement with issues of inclusivity, social justice, moral agency and personal meaning-making.


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
804-08 Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01101