In today’s schools, teachers are expected to meet the needs of diverse students and colleagues, and yet many teachers report feeling unprepared because they do not have the social and cultural competencies needed. This interdisciplinary synchronous online course Mindfulness as Human Action: Mindful Cross-Cultural Action Research uses qualitative and quantitative grounded theory to identify cognitive processes of information as behavioral changes demonstrating cultural competency occur. This work requires explicit teaching and practice around becoming aware of unknown assumptions. This course does not use mindfulness practices, such as meditation, yoga, etc.
Students will achieve the following Program Core Competencies as vital objectives