Contemporary Capacity-Building in Educational Contexts by Patrick Alan Danaher

By Patrick Alan Danaher

Schooling is usually alleged to support newcomers to boost new capacities and in an effort to practice them in paintings and existence - but we nonetheless recognize little or no approximately the best way to construct worthwhile capacities. This ebook investigates 9 study tasks, exploring why specific capacities are winning in a few events yet no longer in others.

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Buddhists believe that understanding consciousness actually arises out of our awareness of experienced conditions, which develop from the perceptions of our five senses. One of the practices that can refine one’s capacity for mindfulness is meditation (Fontana, 1992). Contextually, the processes of mindfulness and education exhibit common ground; they both rely on acknowledging sensory input, the practitioner’s cognitive response and the resulting choices or decisions being made (Gunaratana, 2011; Hanh, 1991; Kabat-Zinn, 1990).

Participants were identified through a number of criteria including: the author’s direct experience of the yoga teacher’s practice; recommendations from valued peers; and respect for the participant’s writings and DVDs. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews, field notes and an analysis of the participants’ writings and DVDs. These data were analysed using three methods to confirm the emergent findings. Firstly, the author investigated his own extensive yoga experience both as a student and as a teacher using the process of heuristic inquiry (Moustakas, 1990).

Jones, Karl J. Matthews, Warren Midgley, Catherine H. Arden, Margaret Baguley. Contemporary Capacity-Building in Educational Contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 0009. 0009   Contemporary Capacity-Building in Educational Contexts Introduction A commonly accepted definition of creativity is ‘the production of something that is simultaneously original or innovative and is also acknowledged as useful or of value by the relevant field or areas’ (Ewing, 2010, p. 7). Creativity, which is manifested during mental and personal growth, allows us to adapt more easily to complex situations.

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