Teaching and Learning for Wholeness and Social Change with Laura Rendón
Teaching and Learning for Wholeness and Social Change
Laura I Rendón, Professor Emerita
March 17-19, 2017
Friday Evening talk - 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Nalanda Events Center
Tickets: General Public - $15, Naropa & CU Students - $5
Toward A Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogic Imaginary: Deep Learning Experiences Focused on Wholeness and Social Justice
How do we create an education that is purposeful and meaningful at a deep level and able to assist students to become impactful social change agents as they meet an increasingly complex world? This public talk will introduce a “sentipensante (sensing/thinking) pedagogy” that emphasizes wholeness, contemplative engagement and social justice. Participants will be guided in the development of deep, culturally-validating experiences for diverse learners.
Weekend program - Nalanda Room 9180, Dojo
Saturday - 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Public - $195
Naropa & CU Staff & Faculty - $140
PreK-12 Educators - $95
Naropa & CU Students - $70
Contemplative Engagement: Teaching and Learning for Wholeness and Social Change
This 1.5 day interactive workshop for K-12 and post-secondary educators will focus on addressing two key questions:
• How can educators engage learners in a deep learning experience designed to activate and energize both intellectual capacities and inner life development (for example: sense of purpose, deep self knowledge, sense of compassion, social and emotional growth, sense of community, justice and fairness, among others)?
• How can educators connect contemplative education to social justice issues in their teaching and learning endeavors?
The culmination of this workshop will be a participant-designed teaching and learning project which includes diverse contemplative tools.
Laura I. Rendón is Professor Emerita and Co-Director of the Center for Research and Policy in Education at University of Texas-San Antonio. She is also known as an education activist, speaker, writer and consultant. A native of Laredo, Texas, Rendón’s scholarly endeavors have focused on access and success especially for low-income, first-generation students. Rendón is credited with developing the theory of validation that academic and student affairs practitioners have employed as a student success framework. Rendón is also a teaching and learning thought leader. She is the author of the book, Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking Pedagogy), that addresses deep, holistic learning and its relationship to social justice. In 2013 the Texas Diversity Council awarded Rendón the title of being one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas.
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Charlotte Rotterdam at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.