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Compassionate Teaching (EDU665E (UG16))

Term: Spring 2017 (GRAD)

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Richard Brown
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Kelly Petrie
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Description

An exploration of compassionate teaching in the classroom. This nonsectarian approach to teaching as a personal spiritual journey brings the teacher's inner life to the art of teaching. Students investigate the traditional compassionate qualities of generosity, patience, discipline, exertion, and knowledge in teaching and learning and also explore the dynamics of transitions and compassionate relationships in learning communities. Readings come from leaders in the field as well as from relevant Buddhist and other spiritual teachers. The course includes mindfulness-awareness meditation and loving-kindness practice. Students who are not matriculated in the MA program must receive permission of the instructor to register.