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Mindfulness Meditation in the Classroom

JENNA HARTEL, ANH THU NGUYEN and ELYSIA GUZIK

Abstract


Mindfulness is a state of focused attention on the present moment, with a non-judgmental perspective. As an example of contemplative learning, this short communique describes how a 3-minute period of secular, guided mindfulness meditation was included at the beginning of a course in the field of Library and Information Science; the outcomes, practical considerations, and Internet-based meditation resources are included.

Keywords


contemplative education, mindfulness meditation, student mental health and wellness, alternative approaches to library and information science education

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