University of Oulu

Mindfulness in educator's workplace

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Author: Peets, Jane1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Education, Educational Sciences
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201803301409
Language: English
Published: Oulu : J. Peets, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-04-03
Physical Description: 40 p.
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
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Abstract

The main aspect of this paper will focus on mindfulness in organizational settings. In recent years mindfulness has evolved into a range of secular therapies and courses, most of them focused on being aware of the present moment and simply noticing feelings and thoughts as they come and go. Moreover, mindfulness techniques, having long played an important role in various traditions around the world, are now recognized as having the potential to support employees in the workplace to manage and cope with various changes. The aim of this paper is to gain better understanding about mindfulness and how it could be beneficial in organizational settings, from an educational perspective. This thesis is based on literature review of the latest research on mindfulness and will be collected with the aim of completing Master Thesis. The literature review is composed of well-known researchers related to the research question, while identifying opportunities and challenges about mindfulness in the workplace. Moreover, the present study is providing insight for future research about mindfulness in educational settings. The different results obtained in this bachelor thesis confirm that there is a lack of research about mindfulness in educational settings. Especially, in the Northern European context. However, research that has been conducted about mindfulness in organizational settings, clearly shows that mindfulness has potential to influence on the overall well-being and effectiveness of employees. Moreover, practising mindfulness can help employees to adjust to changes with realistic expectations and the techniques to cope. Furthermore, current study could be seen as a good starting point for future educators, who would like to conduct their research about mindfulness in educational settings or introduce mindfulness in their workplace.

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