Radical Pedagogy

Radical Pedagogy (2014)

Volume 11 Issue 2

ISSN: 1524-6345





Awakening to Lifelong Learning: Contemplative Pedagogy as Compassionate Engagement



Kristen C. Blinne

Department of Communication Arts

SUNY College at Oneonta, USA

E-mail: weaveproject@yahoo.com



Abstract

     Employing performative writing, this essay asks the reader to consider the role contemplative practices could play in both teaching and learning. By building bridges to connect critical and contemplative pedagogy, I situate teaching not only as a practice of compassionate engagement, but also as an opportunity to embrace and practice mettacommunication.
      Keywords: contemplative pedagogy, mindfulness, compassion,
                      communication, metta