Mindfulness has been incorporated into the K-12 curriculum with a lot of success providing students and teachers with tools that will serve them beyond the classroom and for the years to come. The use of the techniques and strategies is not limited to children and can be easily and with great success adapted for an adult student.
Numerous studies have found that practicing mindfulness causes changes in the brain regions concerned with memory consolidation, meta-awareness, and emotion regulation.
With Mindfulness students can:
- improve their time management
- reduce physical and mental stress
- improve memory and brain health
- pay attention to the eating habits
- sleep better
Mindfulness Based Adult Education focuses on the implementation of mindfulness for students in colleges, universities, and continuing education. It introduces strategies and practical tools educators can use to enhance teaching, learning and awareness of their adult learners. Through mindfulness practices students and educators may:
- improve their creativity
- increase productivity
- improve decision making
- improve memory and focus
The length of this program
Type of the program
You will have six months from the time you register to complete the program. You can finish it in weeks, months, however you wish to pace yourself. It is entirely up to you! When you finish the program, you will be immediately issued a transcript of completion by email with all your scores on the tests and your official Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Adult Education from the Canadian College of Educators is sent by mail or, if residing close to the College, you may arrange to pick it up in person at your earliest convenience.
This course is divided into five modules:
- Foundational Principles
This section of the course introduces the principles and the benefits of mindfulness. It discusses the pillars and the essence of mindfulness and how they relate to higher education. The topics taught will provide educators with the background knowledge and practical tools they can use in their classroom and their own life. This section culminates with a short quiz.
- Instructing Mindfulness
Instructors, professors, and teachers take different roles in the classroom. This part of the course will discuss the roles of a mindful instructor as a mentor, advisor, leader and a compassionate listener. The topics will discuss meditation and its application in education and real life. This section culminates with a short quiz.
- Building Emotional Empowerment
This section of the course will look at the positive and negative side of stress, neuroplasticity of brain and the breath as a calming anchor. It will provide educators with tools to help their students deal with challenging emotions such as anger and regret. This session will include a short quiz that will review the core principles presented in this section.
- Mindfulness in Practice
This session of this course includes mindfulness related activities, themes, and topics instructors, teachers and professors can incorporate into their lessons regardless of the subject matter. It includes mindfulness in curriculum design, mindful learning and mindfulness in the digital world. This session will include a short quiz that will review the core principles presented in this section.
- Resilient Educator
This part of the course serves as a help desk. It includes real- life situations any educator might face with practical tips on how to how to remain resilient, deal with challenges in the classroom and prevent burnout. This session will include a short quiz that will review the core principles presented in this section.
This is anytime anywhere program with 24/7 world-wide availability. Participants can start the course as soon as the registration is processed. They can go at their own pace or keep the pace recommended in the program. The program is mobile enabled.
Once registered for the program, you will receive an ID and a password that you can later personalize. The program remains open for one years after the initial day of the registration.