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ED505A: MINDFULNESS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

ED505A Mindfulness is the first course in the MSc in Studies in Mindfulness. The course introduces the three elements of the Programme: mindfulness practice, the study of mindfulness (and associated concepts) and the relevance of mindfulness to a self-selected professional, work or voluntary context. An introduction to developing a sustained, formal mindfulness practice, based upon a unique approach, is encompassed within the course. Within the course there are two residential weekends of teaching, study and practice.   

The course is assessed through the submission and assessment of a written assignment (6000-8000 words).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

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What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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Are there a limited number of places available?

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Course Description

The course topics are the following:

- Introduction to Mindfulness: what it is, why practice it and its relevance to secular life and work contexts;
- Introduction to postgraduate study;
- Practicing Mindfulness:
  (i)   recognising the unsettled mind and practising being recollected and attending to the present moment;
  (ii)  practising mindful sitting, mindful movement, using mindfulness supports (visual object, sound, breath) and working with distraction;
  (iii) working with and observer and undercurrent model of mindfulness practice and examining how changes can come about;
  (iv) practising mindfulness in daily life situations; 
- Critical Analysis of the Concept of Mindfulness: drawing upon research, relating this analysis to personal practice and experience and to a selected professional context.


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st attempt: There will be 1 assignment of 6000-8000 words which will consist of two parts. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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