The Contemplative Teaching and Learning Field Development program seeks to produce positive change in American public schools by promoting the development, testing and use of contemplative or mindfulness-based approaches for teachers and students. It seeks to do so through research partnerships with scientists, educators and other experts, advocacy, and dissemination of information. The goal involves two objectives:
1. Promote cross-fertilization of ideas, and initiate and participate in research partnerships among scientists and other experts in the fields of education, psychology, human development and neuroscience to explore developmentally appropriate ways to employ contemplative or mindfulness-based approaches in school settings. To accomplish this goal, we convene multidisciplinary forums to bring together leading researchers and educators, disseminate information about research, promote partnerships, and collaborate with researchers to develop evidence-based programs for applying contemplative approaches to teacher education.
Upcoming Symposia and Forums:
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2. Engage in dissemination and advocacy activities leading to the increased introduction, use and institutionalization of awareness and concentration techniques among teachers and children in school settings and to their integration within the broader educational and scientific communities. We develop strategic partnerships with like-minded institutions to expand and develop the field; present research findings broadly through conferences, articles and books reporting our results and developments in the field.
Adi Flesher, Director, Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Contact/Bio
Susan Fountain, Field Development Manager
Leadership Council: Patricia Broderick, Richard C. Brown, Adele Diamond, Mark Greenberg, Tobin Hart, Linda Lantieri, Peggy McCardle, Jerome Murphy, Elizabeth Robertson, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Pamela Seigle, Mark Wilding, Rona Wilensky, Arthur Zajonc
Senior Advisory Board: Clancy Blair, Paul Ekman, Peter Senge, Dan Siegel, B. Alan Wallace