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Friday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Contemplating Science, Engaging Bodies: A Physics Foundation Experience for Engineers

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This work presents a journey of four scholars, instructors, and artists, with their engineering students, into the world of contemplative practice and embodiment through a required physics foundation course, Contemplative Science: Educational Context & Ethics. In creating this learning environment, we sought to develop learners’ capacity for self-awareness and reflection as well as engagement in (1) interdisciplinary discourses that transcend science-engineering-mathematics-liberal arts-humanities boundaries; (2) the process of discernment of science relevance to human experience; (3) sense-making of human experiences, including students’ understanding of their selfhoods in relation to their professional aspirations. We use many contemplative practices and movement exercises to engage students in co-creating science with us through embodied ways of knowing. Together, we also co-create a narrative of our own and our students’ growth through this profoundly different course experience for engineers.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Table 20, CCA Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01123

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