University of Aberdeen Takes you to the main page for this section


Return to Postgraduate course catalogue

ED505B - Compassion

Credit Points: 30

Course Co-ordinator: Graeme Nixon

Pre-requisite(s): Mindfulness (ED505A)

The course topics are the following:
- Understanding Compassion: (i) Recognising one's own compassion and what gives rise to compassion; (ii) Developing and in-depth understanding of the concept of compassion; (iii) Critical engagement in self-compassion and compassion for others
- Practising Compassion: (i) Becoming more compassionate; (ii) Using compassion as a value and disposition in a professional setting; (iii) Identifying obstacles and challenges to practising compassion
- Critical Analysis of the Concept of Compassion: drawing upon research, relating a critical analysis of the concept of compassion to personal practice and experience and to a selected professional context.

The course will involve lectures (both live and virtual), progressive instructions with group practice sessions and feedback, regular monthly supervision by telephone for guiding personal mindfulness practice, reading and study.

1st attempt: There will be one assignment of 6000-8000 words. This will comprise two parts.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.