“We Shall Not Cease from Exploration” Anticipating the Journey to Graduation

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Geoff Taggart

Abstract

This ‘on the horizon’ piece outlines a mindful journaling activity which expresses the principles of contemplative pedagogy, making use of the hall which is used for university graduations. The space and time given to reflection was adventitious and unusual but, embedded more deeply in practice, could be a key feature of a compassionate university. The process of organising and leading the activity is described and evaluated.

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On the Horizon
Author Biography

Geoff Taggart, University of Reading

Geoff Taggart is a lecturer in education at the University of Reading and an ordained interfaith minister.

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