AP6814: Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace

Credit Weighting: 20
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 4 x 6hr(s) Workshops (classroom based); 1 x 3hr(s) Lectures (classroom based); 1 x 6hr(s) Workshops (online); 2 x 3hr(s) Lectures (online); 20hr(s) Other (personal mindfulness practice, delivery of mindfulness training in workplace setting, self-directed study and independent research)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To prepare students to teach mindfulness in the workplace while continuing to develop their own personal practice.
Module Content: Learning theories. Identifying central themes in teaching mindfulness. Teaching mindfulness in workplace settings to address every day stress and build resilience and self regulation. Mindfulness in leadership.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Teach mindfulness in a workplace setting.
  • Analyse and critique the key theme associated with a Mindfulness Based Programme.
  • Select the most appropriate mindfulness intervention depending on settnig, needs and time-scale.
  • Integrate mindfulness practice into the workplace.
  • Critically evaluate ethical issues in teaching mindfulness in the workplace.
  • Reflect upon the importance of safeguarding the integrity of mindfulness.
  • Explore mindfulness as a style of leadership.
Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (1 x 4,000 word assignment, 200 marks; 1 x reflective log of teacher training, 100 marks; 1 x classroom presentation, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
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% All elements of continuous assessment must be passed individually.
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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