Enhancing Reflection within Situated Learning

Incorporating Mindfulness as an Instructional Strategy

  • Alexis M. Stoner
  • Katherine S. Cennamo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alexis M. Stoner, Katherine S. Cennamo
    Pages 1-7
  3. Alexis M. Stoner, Katherine S. Cennamo
    Pages 9-15
  4. Alexis M. Stoner, Katherine S. Cennamo
    Pages 17-22
  5. Alexis M. Stoner, Katherine S. Cennamo
    Pages 23-35
  6. Alexis M. Stoner, Katherine S. Cennamo
    Pages 51-52
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 53-56

About this book


This innovative brief provides guidance on promoting reflection in situated learning by incorporating mindfulness strategies, tapping into a surge of research interest in exploring mindfulness as an instructional strategy associated with positive learning outcomes. It illustrates the benefits of continuous reflection within situated learning and how mindfulness can be incorporated before, during, and after the learning experience to enhance the reflective experience. Critically, the authors present a new conceptual model that synthesizes theories and methods from three different areas of study—mindfulness, situated learning, and reflection— to provide a new perspective and instructional approach that has great potential to positively impact outcomes in situated learning.

Among the other topics covered:

• Strategies for reflection in situated learning.

• Strategies for reflection-in-action in situated learning.

• Mindfulness strategies for situated learning.

• A conceptual model incorporating mindfulness to enhance reflection.

Enhancing Reflection within Situated Learning is an exciting and pioneering resource that offers practical guidance to educators and instructional designers interested in incorporating methods and approaches for integrating mindfulness and reflection across instructional environments.


Instructional design Reflection-in-action Situated learning Mindfulness Instructional environments

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexis M. Stoner
    • 1
  • Katherine S. Cennamo
    • 2
  1. 1.Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicineSpartanburgUSA
  2. 2.School of EducationVirginia Tech School of EducationBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70325-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70326-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-498X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4998
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