Silence in academia

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For academic learning to be truly transformative it must connect with intimate personal experience and one of the important ways that this can take place is through silent contemplation. Unfortunately it seems that the significance of silence has been largely ignored in the current academic context with a growing emphasis on the efficient delivery of information. At Brighton University some colleagues and I decided to run a series of silence sessions to assess the current significance of silence in this context. Here I report on the background to these sessions and what we discovered from experiencing silence together in a modern university.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGiving voice to silence
EditorsBob Hermanson, Clare Mumford
Place of Publicationebook
PublisherInterdisciplinary Net
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781848884007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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