Attend the 2017 Comparative International Education Society (CIES) and Explore Contemplative Inquiry and Holistic Education (CIHE SIG)

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. on March 5 – 9, 2017.
Check out the conference at: CIES 2017 Website

Contemplative Inquiry and Holistic Education SIG Mission:

The SIG seeks to address holistic development and integration of learners’ minds, bodies, and spirit through holistic innovation and contemplative means. The SIG explores philosophical, spiritual, pedagogical, and practice-oriented approaches for cultivating and studying inner growth, combining knowledge and understanding of external realities with awareness of individuals’ internal selves. The SIG brings together scholars, educators, and practitioners who are interested in researching and examining diverse contemplative traditions and practices for cultivating individual’s holistic wellbeing and wisdom. SIG members explore theories of and approaches to cognitive, emotional, intuitive, creative, relational, ecological, ethical and spiritual learning through a range of contemplative practices and pedagogies. These include: meditation, qigong, tai-chi, yoga, movement, music, dance, storytelling, the visual arts, and forms of reflective writing, such as journaling and poetry. Our goal for education and inquiry is wisdom rather than just knowledge.

Tom Culham and Charles Scott are Co-Chairing the CIHE sig of CIES

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. The Society’s members include nearly 2500 academics, practitioners, and students from around the world.

Their professional work is built on cross-disciplinary interests and expertise as historians, sociologists, economists, psychologists, anthropologists, and educators. The Society also includes approximately 1000 institutional members, primarily academic libraries and international organizations. The official website is sponsored by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).

Over the last five decades, the activities of the Society’s members have strengthened the theoretical basis of comparative studies and increasingly applied those understandings to policy and implementation issues in developing countries and cross-cultural settings. The membership has increased global understanding and public awareness of education issues, and has informed both domestic and international education policy debate. The Society works in collaboration with other international and comparative education organizations to advance the field and its objectives.

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