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.
|Title of host publication||Giving voice to silence|
|Editors||Bob Hermanson, Clare Mumford|
|Place of Publication||ebook|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
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- Ethos & Modern Living
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