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Faculty Reading Circle on Contemplative Practices

Facilitated spaces for faculty and teaching staff to learn with colleagues on topics related to teaching and learning.

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About the reading circle

The faculty reading circle aims to explore articles that deepen our understanding of contemplative teaching practices, foster discussion around its impact on instructors and students, and explore various methods of implementing contemplative practice in the classroom and across different disciplines. Mindfulness, compassion and contemplative pedagogy offer entry points to starting new practices which support safe, welcoming and healthy learning environments.

The objectives are to:

  • Support instructors in their exploration of contemplative practices in the classroom
  • Provide an opportunity to practice different contemplative approaches through guided practice

The reading circle is part of the Contemplative Pedagogy initiative, offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. This initiative includes a variety of workshops, activities, and resources on contemplative practices for Concordia instructors in order to re-energize our teaching and learning community during this time of constant change.


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These programs are funded by Quebec's ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, through contributions from the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction.

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