Publication Details

Tillott, S., O'Donnell, M., Harper, J. & Leinonen, E. (2015). Mindfulness and Transition Pedagogy. STARS 2015 Handbook & Proceedings (pp. 1-5).


Mindfulness practices, which focus on developing concentration and self- awareness skills through a set of meditative techniques derived from Buddhism, have been shown to have a wide variety of positive effects in clinical and educational settings. This article describes a developing project at the University of Wollongong to devise and integrate a variety of approaches to mindfulness into curriculum development and co-curricular activities. It describes a pilot mindfulness-training project for low SES students and a theoretical framework for integrating mindfulness approaches with transition pedagogies.