Purpose of Mindfulness in Teaching Learning Process: Perspective of Buddhism

Abstract

Mindfulness is the mental awareness and practices as a tool for purification of mind for creative doings, ultimately which nurtures students’ all-round development. It is beneficial to everyone as it helps to maintain the mental health with increased abilities/skills, efficiency and productivity as well. It develops insight and wisdom, eventually supports for the best human qualities of kindness, empathy, compassion, and equanimity. As a new paradigm shift, the mindfulness approach in the education system is becoming crucial to reducing the possible mental health problems such as the depression, stress and anxiety disorder experienced by the youths around the globe. Therefore, the schools unquestionably have the mandate to offer such education which can help to create the students with the healthy mind. However, if the students do not receive the proper education to cultivate a healthy mind then the learning outcomes may be in wrong directions. In this regard, teachers can play a vital role to promote mindfulness curriculum and activities in schools through available practices. This paper discusses on conceptual understanding of mindfulness at first. Then it illustrates the purpose of mindfulness in the teaching-learning process. Afterwards, it describes the trend of Mindfulness schools with the role of teachers and ends with a conclusion.



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Pramila Bakhati, Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal

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Conference: IICEHawaii2019
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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