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ED508A: DISCOVERING MINDFULNESS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:47


Course Overview

This is a flexible online 15 credit (SCQF11) Masters course that allows students to learn about Mindfulness, what it is, how it can be practised and how it has been applied. This course allows student to undergo an introduction to definitions and debates around mindfulness, as well as look at evidence of its application, potential and efficacy in multiple contexts. Students will also be required to undergo a range of mindfulness practices. This course therefore blends academic and experiential learning as students interogate the claims made for mindfulness and also undergo an experiential training in key practices. This course can be taken by anyone who has an interest in mindfulness and professionals from various contexts such as Healthcare, Education, Business, Sport, Community Work and Creativity will be able to look at literaure and evidence for the application of mindfulness, as well as investigate how they can also apply it to their work. Given the appetite for mindfulness in society this course can be a significant addition to the continuing professional development of students. For example, teachers who graduate in this course can put it towards professional recognition in mindfulness with the General Teaching Council.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Colette Savage

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

This course is entirely online. Students are guided through each of the six course modules by university staff who will use recordings of lectures and guided practices. Students can engage with these at their own pace. At the end of each module students undergo a small assessment which unlocks the next module. In addition to watching recorded lectures students will also be expected to practice mindfulness and reflect on it personal and professional impact. The end of course assessment allows students to investigate how mindfulness has been or could be used in their work, as well as to personally reflect on how mindfulness practice has been experienced by them throughout the course. Studying this course may also whet the appetite for further study of mindfulness and the MSc Studies in Mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen may be a consideration for any students who wish to continue studying in this burgeoning field.


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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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1500 word assignment offering reflections on selected mindfulness practices

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will be required to write about 2 selected practices from the course, reflecting on their purpose(s), theoretical underpinnings and how the student has experienced them. 

 

Students can submit their assessment at any time of the year.  The course is structured as 365 24/7.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

15 minute presentation on the impact of mindfulness within a professional/workplace setting. Can submit assessment at any time.

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateUnderstand and evaluate the evidence for mindfulness
ConceptualAnalyseExamine applications of mindfulness in the workplace
FactualUnderstandExplore definitions of and approaches towards mindfulness
ReflectionEvaluateReflect and evaluate the experience of practicing mindfulness

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