Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground
The Seventh International Conference
at Geneva Park Conference Centre (north of Toronto)
October 21, 22, 23, 2011
Judith Cohen and Laura Douglass co-led a two hour workshop. Participants were introduced to Laura’s recently completed mixed method study on the use of yoga as pedagogy in higher education (18 interviews and descriptive statistics, with n=117). She explored the limitations and strengths of yoga as a pedagogical innovation. Laura Douglass has been studying yoga since 1997. She was awarded a Ph.D in Educational Studies at Lesley University in 2011.
Dr. Judith Cohen discussed the integration of yoga as pedagogy, and led participants through an experiential exercise. Dr. Judith Cohen, Professor, is a core faculty member at Lesley University in the doctoral program. She is interested in integrating yoga concepts into western education, and in post-colonial fiction. Her related article is: “The Missing Body: Yoga and Higher Education,” JAEPL The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Volume 12. Winter 2006-07, p.14-24.
The conference is sponsored by OISE, Toronto Institute for Studies of Education. The Institute offers degree in Holistic Education. Theme of conference was the environment and keynote speakers were Native Am. Scholars.
Here are a few references that might be of interest:
Differing Work Views—(Native and Non Native ) By Four Arrows and Walter Block Sense Pubs ISBN 9789460913501
Transcendental Learning: The educational legacy of Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller – by John P. Miller, IAP Information Age Publishing, www.infoagepub.com