Contemplative Pedagogy Symposium





Coming to our senses: embedding contemplative pedagogy in higher education

A four-day symposium for educators

This four-day event at Emerson College will bring together educators working in higher education to explore, experience and study contemplative pedagogy. It will be a valuable opportunity to connect with likeminded people, learn from what others are doing in their classrooms and reflect on our own contemplative practice and how this impacts our teaching and conduct.

The first half of the event will feature pre-arranged sessions led by other participants on teaching innovations, informed by contemplative pedagogy, that they have been engaged in. This will allow exploration of what contemplative pedagogy might ‘look’ like in practice, deepening our understanding and enabling exploration of the challenges and opportunities that arise.

The second half of the event will utilise Open Space Technology to allow the interesting questions, topics and issues that are becoming pertinent to participants to be examined in novel and creative ways.

Throughout the symposium there will be opportunities for personal practice, connection with nature and community building. Please come with an open mind and heart and a willingness to deeply share and listen.

This event is being collaboratively organised by Dr Iddo Oberski (Queen Margaret University), Dr Caroline Barratt (University of Essex), Dr Siobhan Lynch (University of Southampton Medical School) and Dr Steven Stanley (University of Cardiff).

Fees and Payment

The symposium fees include tuition, all meals (from Monday lunchtime until Thursday lunchtime) and accommodation in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities onsite at Emerson College. There are only three places available at the self-funded student rate of £200 and as such they are not bookable through the website. Please email Caroline for more details.

There are 10 places available at the self-funded rate which is bookable online on a first come first served basis. This rate is subject to an increase after the 31st January.


Event Details

Location Emerson College East Sussex Forest Row RH18 5JX
Date & Time Start 27 August 2018
9:00am End 30 August 2018
Cost Fees and Payment: If booked by 31st January 2018 Employer funded: £540 Self-funded: £440 Self-funded student: £200 (not bookable on line, see ‘Fees and payment’ below) After January 31st 2018 Employer funded: £580 Self-funded: £480
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