Opening the Contemplative Mind in the Classroom

  title={Opening the Contemplative Mind in the Classroom},
  author={Tobin Hart},
  journal={Journal of Transformative Education},
  pages={28 - 46}
  • T. Hart
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Education
  • Journal of Transformative Education
How we know is as important as what we know. However, contemporary pedagogy and curriculum generally exclude a fundamental way of knowing—the contemplative—from any viable role in education in favor of a rational and empirical approach. As a result, few mainstream teachers or curriculum planners have explicitly integrated the contemplative into the classroom. Yet, contemplative knowing has been described as fundamental to the quest for knowledge and wisdom and complementary to analytic… 

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