The purpose of this site is to provide an international hub for scholars, researchers, teachers and students who are working in the rapidly growing field of contemplative education. Its purpose is to facilitate contact, information sharing, collaboration on projects, mentoring students and a range of other activities. The site is designed so that you can register and post your information as well as search the site for colleagues and material that interests you. In addition, it provides a source of information and contacts for those interested in exploring the possibilities of this area of pedagogy and research but who are not yet registered. Both registration and searching are free and so we urge you to register and become a part of the growing and exciting contemplative education community. Fill out the registration form to set up your page. You can post your photo, c.v or brief biography, descriptions of your research projects or teaching praxis, and contact information. Once your page is open, you can update it as new work or information comes available. [ read more ]
Dr. Heesoon Bai is an educational philosopher who teaches and researches in the intersections of ethics, ecological worldviews, contemplative ways, and Asian philosophies. Her co-edited books include: Fields of Green: Restorying Culture, Environment, Education (2009); Speaking of Teaching: Inclinations, Inspirations, and Innerworkings (2012); Speaking of Learning: Recollections, Revelations, and Realizations (2014); Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines (2014); The Intersubjective Turn in Contemplative Education: Shared Approaches for Contemplative Learning & Inquiry Across Disciplines (forthcoming). She is a recipient of Simon Fraser’s University Excellence in Teaching Award, Dean of Graduate Studies Supervision Award, as well as Canadian Society for the Studies in Education Graduate Student Mentorship Award. Dr. Bai is also a practicing psychotherapist in private practice. You can find her downloadable published works.
Dr. Charles Scott: I work in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Working on integrating theory and research into teaching practice (and vice versa) is an ongoing, dynamically reciprocating focus for me. My research interests include the development of theories and practices in contemplative inquiry and their applications in education in a key area of investigation; my own contemplative practices are based in the Raja Yoga tradition. Dialogue and its applications in developing learning relationships in educational settings is another area of focus. I am also interested in narrative writing and the roles narrative plays in identity formation.