Mindful learning: Why attention matters in education

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Mindfulness is a generic skill with a wide range of applications relevant to education. These include fostering mental health; improving communication, empathy, and emotional development, improving physical health; and enhancing learning and performance. This article will give a brief overview of the science, practice, and philosophy of mindfulness, enlarge on the application of mindfulness meditation and related practices, and explore how these can be applied to the education, development, and well-being of children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of School & Educational Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2016


  • children
  • communication
  • education
  • emotional intelligence
  • empathy
  • learning
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • performance

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