Interview with Oren Ergas on his book Reconstructing ‘Education’ through Mindful Attention: Positioning the Mind at the Center of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Authors

  • Karlheinz Valtl University of Vienna
  • Dominik Weghaupt University of Vienna
  • Oren Ergas Beit Berl College

Keywords:

Mindfulness, Teacher Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Curriculum, Pedagogy

Abstract

Karlheinz Valtl and Dominik Weghaupt discuss Reconstructing ‘Education’ through Mindful Attention: Positioning the Mind at the Center of Curriculum and Pedagogy (2017) with author Oren Ergas.

Author Biographies

Karlheinz Valtl, University of Vienna

Department for Teacher Education; Project Manager, Mindfulness in Teacher Education and Schools

Dominik Weghaupt, University of Vienna

Scientific employee, project on Mindfulness in Teacher Education and Schools

Oren Ergas, Beit Berl College

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education

References

Barbezat, D. P., & Bush, M. (2013). Contemplative practices in higher education: Powerful methods to transform teaching and learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Ergas, O. (2017). Reconstructing ‘education’ through mindful attention: Positioning the mind at the center of curriculum and pedagogy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ergas, O. (2018). Schooled in our own minds: mind-wandering and mindfulness in the makings of the curriculum. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 50(1), 77-95.

Ergas, O. (2019a). Education and Time: Coming to Terms with the “Insufficiency of Now” Through Mindfulness. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 38(2), 113-128.

Ergas, O. (2019b). A contemplative turn in education: charting a curricular-pedagogical countermovement. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 27(2), 251-270.

Hadot, P. (1995). Philosophy as a way of life: Spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault. Oxford: Blackwell.

James, W. (1890/2007). The principles of psychology. New York: Cosimo, Inc.

Nørretranders, T. (1991). The user illusion: Cutting consciousness down to size. New York: Viking.

Zajonc, A. (2009). When knowing becomes love: Meditation as contemplative inquiry. Great Barrington, MI: Lindisfarne Books.

Published

2020-12-31

Issue

Section

Book Reviews