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Mindless Learning and Ordinary Discourses and their Implications in Education

SayyedMohsen Fatemi.


Through an indepth analysis on the concepts of learning and education, this paper claims that most of the pervasive approaches in learning systems harbor mindlessness and encourage a return to or engagement within the ordinary discourses. While recounting the negative impact of these discourses, the paper will discuss the possibility of getting out of the boxes while cherishing the mindful learning.

Presenters

SayyedMohsen Fatemi  (Canada)
Lectuerer in language and psychology
Department of language and literacy eductaion
University of British Columbia

Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi has a doctorate in psychology and is presently a Phd candidate in language and literacy education in UBC. He will defend hid dissertation in language in March 2003. He is a published author, poet and translator. He has presented 24 papers in national and international conferences since the year 2000. He teaches courses in language, psychology, hermeneutics and communictaion for UBC, UBC Continuing Studies and Athabasca University.

Keywords
  • Discourse
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindlessness
  • Learning
  • Consciousness



(30 min Conference Paper, English)