Proposal Title

Holistic Teaching Learning Methods to Enhance the Classroom Community

Proposal Abstract

Research shows important benefits of applying holistic teaching learning (HTL) methods such as meditation, creative arts, guided imagery, music, and breathwork to enhance any classroom. This presentation will highlight specific studies describing benefits including reducing stress/anxiety, improving student test scores, increasing concentration, enhancing teaching/ learning, expanding creative thinking, and heightening discovery. HTL methods easily applied help to create a more engaged learning community while improving classroom climate. This creative presentation will also engage participants in a sampling of HTL methods. Participants will explore their own discovery after the experiential exercises and reflect on possible classroom applications.

Dahlem and Marinelli developed these HTL methods for easy and creative application into any classroom. HTL methods are informed by the intersections of holistic health therapies, transformative learning models, experiential learning theories, and feminist process. They can improve teaching effectiveness, enhance student outcomes, enrich the relationship between student/faculty in the teaching learning process, and enliven the classroom community.

Objectives:

Examine research benefits and practical application of HTL methods, to enhance classroom teaching/learning.

Engage participants to experience HTL methods such as meditation, creative arts, guided imagery, deep breathing, T’ai Chi Chih.

Provide opportunity for participant reflection on HTL experiences and evaluate possible classroom application.

Location

Room 1002

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 2:00 PM Mar 26th, 2:45 PM

Holistic Teaching Learning Methods to Enhance the Classroom Community

Room 1002

Research shows important benefits of applying holistic teaching learning (HTL) methods such as meditation, creative arts, guided imagery, music, and breathwork to enhance any classroom. This presentation will highlight specific studies describing benefits including reducing stress/anxiety, improving student test scores, increasing concentration, enhancing teaching/ learning, expanding creative thinking, and heightening discovery. HTL methods easily applied help to create a more engaged learning community while improving classroom climate. This creative presentation will also engage participants in a sampling of HTL methods. Participants will explore their own discovery after the experiential exercises and reflect on possible classroom applications.

Dahlem and Marinelli developed these HTL methods for easy and creative application into any classroom. HTL methods are informed by the intersections of holistic health therapies, transformative learning models, experiential learning theories, and feminist process. They can improve teaching effectiveness, enhance student outcomes, enrich the relationship between student/faculty in the teaching learning process, and enliven the classroom community.

Objectives:

Examine research benefits and practical application of HTL methods, to enhance classroom teaching/learning.

Engage participants to experience HTL methods such as meditation, creative arts, guided imagery, deep breathing, T’ai Chi Chih.

Provide opportunity for participant reflection on HTL experiences and evaluate possible classroom application.