TOWARDS COMPASSION BASED TEACHING  
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Languages understood:

English, Dutch

With which level of education are you involved?

Primary and secondary school

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

Not actively teaching

Does your school, college or faculty teach for a specific discipline or is the education more general?

not applicable

Are you yourself working with pupils/students or are you otherwise involved in education, (e.g. educational policy)?

I am involved in writing projects on (1) how to integrate mindfulness in primary and secondary schools and (2) how to evaluate these prorgrams scientifically, this always in close cooperation with universities.

What kind of organisational relation do you have with your educational work?

(mainly) professional / important source of income.

How many years is it since you first started your efforts to integrate mindfulness into your educational work?

2

On average, what age are the pupils/students with who you are working?

varies widely

Can you describe briefly what you are doing with your pupils/students to integrate mindfulness in your educational work?

At the institute I AM (www.aandacht.be) where I am working colleagues develop mindfulness programs based on the MBCT curriculum and adjusted to the different age classes and specific needs of the kids, adolescents.

What is it that would be most helpful to you to (further) improve your work with integrating mindfulness in your educational work, besides deepening your own practice?

Exchange of ideas, trying to build up a network of people interested in writing new projects, maybe at the european level. It would be great to have an european meeting every two years..

Have you noticed or heard of any changes in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

not applicable

What is the base of the mindfulness practise you are using in your educational work?

not applicable.