AP6808: Enquiry into Mindfulness Practice

Credit Weighting: 15
No. of Students: Min 12, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): AP6817 Mindfulness Practice
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 2 x 7hr(s) Workshops (online); 3 x 3hr(s) Lectures (online); Other (50 logged hours of personal mindfulness practice, 1 classroom presentation); 15hr(s) Other (online self-directed learning, personal mindfulness practice, self study using dedicated learning materials, continuous reflective practice via reflective journal)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Mr Pat O'Leary, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Ms. Pascale De Coninck, Centre for Adult Continuing Education; Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Support students in developing a sustained and profound mindfulness practice. Each student completes 50 hours of mindfulness practice and grows in their practice through enquiry.
Module Content: Enquiry into personal practice, deepening of personal practice. Exploring the connection between and transition from formal practice to informal practice, practising mindfulness in every aspect of daily life.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Deepen mindfulness practice.
  • Incorporate learning arising from enquiry into engaging with mindfulness practice.
  • Enquire into both formal and informal mindfulness practices.
  • Integrate the use of mindfulness into daily life.
  • Use self awareness in order to recognise helpful and unhelpful patterns of thoughts and actions.
  • Explore the paradigm shift between doing and being.
  • Reflect on the learning arising from engaging in mindfulness practice.
Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (1 x 3,000 word mindfulness portfolio, 100 marks; Mindfulness Log, 100 marks; Online Presentaion, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Personal mindfulness practice. 50 hours of mindfulness practice.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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