Meditations on Contemplative Pedagogy as Sanctuary


  • Jackie Seidel University of Calgary


contemplative pedagogy, sanctuary, kairos time


Composed as a collection of interrelated meditations, this paper contemplates what it might mean to invoke a word like “contemplative” in relation to pedagogy.

Author Biography

Jackie Seidel, University of Calgary

JACKIE SEIDEL is an assistant professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her teaching, research and scholarship focus on curriculum studies, contemplative pedagogy, ecopedagogy, and literacy education. Her forthcoming co-authored book with David Jardine is Ecological Pedagogy, Buddhist Pedagogy, Hermenetuic Pedagogy: Experiments in a Curriculum for Miracles (Peter Lang, 2014).


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