Extending Tobin’s mindfulness in education

  • Richard ClevelandEmail author


A special issue of Learning: Research and Practice dedicated to mindfulness is summarized with the assertion that the contributions illustrate a perspective for successful mindfulness scholarship. Specifically, definitional components of mindfulness practice are just as essential for mindfulness scholarship. After a review of the special issue, this perspective for mindfulness scholarship is presented, and the article closes with two examples of mindfulness scholarship aligned with the 3-component framework of intention, awareness, and non-judgment.


Mindfulness Mindfulness-based intervention Education Mindfulness scholarship 


El número especial de la revista Learning: Research and Practice está dedicado a la atención plena, su contenido queda resumido por una idea en común, que consiste en que cada contribución ilustra la perspectiva de investigación académica enfocada a la atención plena; específicamente, en tres características que la distinguen: la intención, la conciencia y el no juzgar. Estos son componentes cruciales que distinguen la práctica de la atención plena, y son esenciales para su investigación académica. Después de una revisión del número especial, se presenta una perspectiva académica de la atención plena. Finalmente este artículo concluye con dos ejemplos de estudios de atención plena considerando el marco de sus tres caracterísitcas distintivas: intención, conciencia y el no juzgar.

Palabras Claves

Atención plena Intervención basada en la atención plena Educación Interés académico en la atención plena 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Leadership Technology and Human Development, College of EducationGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA

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