Connection of a different kind: Teachers teaching mindfulness with children

Albrecht, N 2016, 'Connection of a different kind: Teachers teaching mindfulness with children', Waikato Journal of Education, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 121-136.


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Title Connection of a different kind: Teachers teaching mindfulness with children
Author(s) Albrecht, N
Year 2016
Journal name Waikato Journal of Education
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 121
End page 136
Total pages 16
Publisher Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research
Abstract Mindfulness programs are being used with increased frequency in schools, hospitals, clinics and community settings around the world. Research in school populations has predominately focused on assessing how the practice impacts students, using outcomes-based study designs. In the current study the author explored how experienced mindfulness instructors made sense of teaching children mindfulness, with a focus on exploring, understanding and interpreting the teacher's experiences. The methodology of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was employed to interview eight teachers teaching mindfulness with children from the United States and Australia. A number of themes emerged from the interviews; one being that spirituality plays an integral role in a teacher's mindfulness practice. Implications for future research, practice and policy are discussed.
Subject Education Systems not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) mindfulness
mindfulness education
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
DOI - identifier 10.15663/wje.v21i1.199
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