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Research - TCC Conference 2018

TITLE: Designing Courses with Contemplative Pedagogy Online


DATE: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6:30PM PDT


What can we learn from the pedagogies of traditional spiritual teachers to inform contemplative course design?

Kai Dailey. Happy woman wearing a hat on vacation.


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Contemplative Methods Word Cloud  [Slide 16]

Created by Kai Dailey

Contemplative Outcomes Word Cloud  [Slide 17]

​Created by Kai Dailey

Contemplative Instructor Presence Word Cloud  [Slide 18]

​Created by Kai Dailey

The Labyrinth of Contemplative Practice [Slide 19]

University of Southern Indiana, Outreach and Engagement, Historic New Harmony.

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2004 Tree of Contemplative Practices [Slide 21]

Duerr, M. (2004). A powerful silence: The role of meditation and other contemplative practices in american life and work. Northampton, MA: The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Retrieved from


Tree of Contemplative Practices [Slides 21]

Duerr, M., & Bergman, C. (n.d.) The tree of contemplative practices. [Illustration] Retrieved from


Candle Flame [Slide 28]

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Nun Reading in Class [Slides 29 & 34, 35]

Tibetan Nun Project

Meditating Monk [Slide 30]

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Monks in Courtyard Debates [Slide 31]

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Monks in Red Robes [Slide 32]

College Students in Class [Slide 33-35]

Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas Austin 

Climber [Slide 36]

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Stranger on the Train [Slide 37]

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Discussion Screen Shot [Slide 38]

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Laptop at the Lake [Slide 39]

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Woman on a Path [Slide 41]

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Dailey, K. L. (2018, April). Designing courses with contemplative pedagogy online. General session at the TCC 2018 Online Conference. 


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