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ED505L: INSIGHT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:45


Course Overview

This course follows the same teaching approach as the first two courses. Its distinctive feature is understanding how and why we get caught up in habitual patterns of thinking and behaviour. Mindfulness and Compassion provide the foundation for clear seeing into the hidden mechanisms that give rise to conditioned reactions; and seeing how these have their roots in the subliminal level of mental activity. Practice is developed through Insight meditation and reflection. The module also draws on insights from evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and Buddhism.

The course is assessed by 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Sharon Sandison

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Insight includes the following themes:

  • Defining Insight: recognising underlying patterns of thinking
  • Beginning to observe the observer
  • Recognising the power of subtle thoughts: attitudes, assumptions, expectations and preferences
  • Clarifying levels of mind and developing subliminal awareness
  • Uncovering the Egocentric Preference System (EPS): the sense of ‘me’ that is driven by like, dislike and indifference
  • Seeing how thought becomes thinking
  • Working with destructive emotions
  • Key insight practices:
    • HIFAWIF (how do I feel about what I feel)
    • Reflection
    • Backtracking
    • Resting in the Midst of Present Moment Experience
  • Insight in Daily Life
  • Contextualising Insight within culture and society

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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