Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of second-person methods provides a distinctive learning context in which collective wisdom and shared learning can begin to emerge from dialogue among students and groups in the classroom. The contributors to this volume, leading researchers and practitioners from a variety of institutions and departments, examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations of second-person contemplative approaches to instruction, pedagogy, and curricula across various scholarly disciplines.
Olen Gunnlaugson is Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development at Université Laval, Canada. Charles Scott is Associate Professor of Education at City University of Seattle and Adjunct Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Heesoon Bai is Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Edward W. Sarath is Professor of Music and Director of the Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies at the University of Michigan. Together, they are the coeditors of Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines, also published by SUNY Press.