Ms Colette Savage
Ms Colette Savage

Ms Colette Savage

MSc, BSc, PGER, PGCE

Lecturer (Scholarship)

About

Rm 508

School of Education

Mac Robert Building

Kings Road

 Aberdeen

 
 
 
 
 
 

Biography

With a background in both academia( Brunel University:computer science lecturer), secondary School Teacher ( computer Science), CPD provider for teachers and industry as Director of European Training (Investment bankers and energy traders the city of London), Colette utilises her broad computing experience and many years of mindfulness and wellness training to develop postgraduate Mindfulness programs with a focus on the evidence based neurobiological underpinning.

Alongside this as a qualified and experienced secondary teacher she has delivered a range of CPD courses around human values,mindfulness and wellbeing to thousands of teachers, based on a combination of science and Eastern wisdom gained from numerous visits to India.

Currently she also delivers modules on the Initial Teacher Training programs on both the MA and PGDE courses here at the School of Education, with a focus on mindfulness and wellbeing in the classroom.

Research interests are focused on mindfulness for teachers, in particular the role mindfulness can play in inclusive practise in the training of teachers and teacher wellbeing.

This is an emerging field where enabling teacher presence in the classroom offers the potential to enhance teacher awareness of the inclusive needs of the pupils.

 

 

 

 

Memberships and Affiliations

Research

Research Overview

My current research interests are :

Embodied mindfulness within the enactment of  the inclusive practice of teachers in the classroom

Mindfulness and heartfulness in the classroom

Mindfulness of values in the Classroom

 

Research Specialisms

  • Education Studies

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

In collaboration with Dr. Archie Graham, I  am currently completing a paper on the the use of embodiement within the enactment of inclusive practice in the classroom

 

Knowledge Exchange

Contemporary Childhood Conference: Borders and Boundaries conference presentation :Mindfulness of human values 2021

Pint of Science presentation: Mindful Living

Development  on behalf of the university of a free online mindfulness course for the community during the Pandemic 2020-2021

Daily15 minute mindfulness session during the first 9 months of the Pandemic for the academic community and staff at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary A and E department

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Course tutor MSc Mindfulness :All modules with particular focus on  neurobiology  of mindfulness, embodied mindfulness, mindfulness and compassion at work

Course Tutor ITE : A range of modules on the PGDE, and MA in Education

Course co-ordinator: GTCS(General Teaching Council of Scotland) Professional Recognition in Mindfulness

Course co-ordinator: Mindfulness in the Classroom ( 15 Masters Credits)

Course co-ordinator: Discovering Mindfulness ( 15 Masters Credits)

Course co-ordinator: ED 555J Professional Enquiry (MSc Mindfulness)

15 MSc dissertation supervisions

Course tutor: ME33MM Mindfulness in Medicine,