La pratica della mindfulness nel contesto formativo universitario: un apprendimento trasformativo?

Mariarosaria De Simone


Background: Mindfulness is a technique for training people to be very careful and to fully accept the reality of what they are paying attention to. The clinical efficacy of mindfulness has consistently been proved over the last two decades. In the last few years have been undertaken on its possible use in the training of adults in a formal learning context.

Aim of the research: To evaluate and describe the effects of a course of mindfulness in the training of young adults in order to examine the pedagogical implications.

Methods: this study aim to describe, through the data essentially from a self-evaluation questionnaire, the way of a group of young university students who take part in a laboratory on mindfulness practices performed in the context of the activities of LEPE, Laboratory Educational Practices Epistemological of the University Naples “Federico II”. The workshop was a structured programme inspired by the ACT and consisted of 6 two-hour classes as part of the course in the pedagogy of learning processes and social pedagogy of the degree course in Psychology.

Results: the data showed that students who participated in the workshop on mindfulness understood its meaning and usefulness and the importance of the experiential and reflective nature of the instruments presented.

Conclusions: The possible implications of the findings of this study regard the ability to use and promote the use of the techniques of mindfulness beyond the clinical setting as valuable tools for growth and development and above all within the context of formal learning.

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1970-2221/7640

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