Brady discuses contemplative pedagogy in STEM talk
Richard Brady, founder and director of Minding Your Life; Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning, will speak on “Learning to Stop, Stopping to Learn: Discovering the Contemplative Dimension" at a Tuesday STEM Talk on Tuesday, March 5 at 4 p.m. in 138 Hasbrouck.
Contemplative pedagogy is a young and growing approach in American education. It invites new possibilities for the emergence of creativity and promotes depth of understanding and a more personal relationship with course content. The path to contemplative learning is different for each educator who travels it. Brady will relate experiences that led me to develop a personal contemplative practice and describe how, over time, my practice affected my teaching. He will focus especially on contemplative methods he used in teaching a tenth grade mathematics course. In the process Brady will discuss the dimensions of centering, questioning, awareness and community that were central to the contemplative element of the course.
STEM seminars are held at on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.