Mindful Learning

Overview

The purpose of this MEA module, Mindful Learning, is to help you bring mindfulness into your work and classroom teaching, to boost performance, wellbeing and teaching outcomes. You will learn practical tools and principles to help you do this, and will learn about the underlying science.

We will cover:

  1. Training attention
  2. Managing digital technology
  3. Time management, prioritisation and “Deep Work”
  4. Reducing stress (without compromising motivation and performance)
  5. Problem solving (including System 1 and System 2 thinking)

In this experiential module, you will learn about mindfulness through a series of practical exercises, experiments and inquiries. There will also be time for discussion around how to integrate what you learn, as well as opportunity to ask questions and share insights.

The best way to teach mindfulness to others is to practise it yourself, gain an intuitive grasp of what it is and how it can benefit you, and to then use this understanding to inform how you teach it to others

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Increase concentration, memory and processing speed
  2. Manage your time effectively to maximise productivity and creativity
  3. Reduce stress and improve wellbeing
  4. Overcome cognitive biases for effective problem solving
  5. Bring mindfulness into your classroom / work environment

Assessment

Task 1: Complete a pre-classroom survey

Task 2: Attend the Face-to-face workshop

Task 3: Participate in the forum (this is optional, although it will ensure you get the most out of the module).

Task 4: Complete the Post-module Wellbeing survey

Module Details

  • Blended mode of delivery (Online Virtual F2F workshop)