Vol 4, No 1 (2017)

Building Just Communities

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Contemplative practices are often described as inwardly-focused forms of self-inquiry and reflection that foster intrapersonal development. Contemplative practices can also develop and sustain greater interpersonal connection and allow an increased understanding of the implications of the systems in which we interact. For this issue, JOCI sought papers that investigate these connections and explore how ethical, compassionate, and more socially just communities in higher education can be nurtured through contemplative approaches that recognize and honor difference, with a commitment to the common flourishing of all. 

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Building Just Communities PDF
Trudy Sable, David Sable


From Cage to Coltrane: (Un)popular Music as Contemplative Practice PDF
Kevin Healey
Interfaith Dialogue: The Art of Listening PDF
Mary Keator, Warren J. Savage, Alessa Foley, Matthew Furtado, Hibo Hussein, Meytal Raikhman, Jessica Gray
Assessing the Authentic Knower Through Contemplative Arts-Based Pedagogies In Qualitative Inquiry PDF
Kakali Bhattacharya, Meaghan Cochrane
A Pedagogy of Well-Being: Introducing Mindfulness to First Year Access Students PDF
Karen Ragoonaden
Practicing contemplative gratitude in university classrooms: Student learning and happiness outcomes PDF
Carey Marie Noland, Cigdem Talgar, Jesica Speed-Wiley, Jacob Depue
Cultivating the Contemplative Mind in Cyberspace: Field notes from pedagogical experiments in fully online classes PDF
Jane Compson
In Paradise with Contemplative Pedagogy: A Journey PDF
Laura Biagi
“Learning How to See”: Faculty Members’ Use of Unnamed Contemplative Practices PDF
Ameena Batada, Keith Chichester, Melissa J Himelein, Richard Chess
Correspondence: Sitting and Reading as Two Routes to Community PDF
Donald McCown, Josie Billington
A Contemplative Look at Social Change: Awareness and Community as Foundations for Leading PDF
Lisa Napora
Navigating Stress: Graduate Student Experiences with Contemplative Practices in a Foreign Language Teacher Education Course PDF
Emily E. Scida, Jill N. Jones
The Mindful Campus: Organizational Structure and Culture PDF
Linda Coutant, Karen Caldwell