Beth Berila’s Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education. A Review

Amy M Anderson
Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education  •  Volume 3  •  2018  •  pp. 021-023

Review of Beth Berila's book, Integrating Mindfulness Into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education

I am a Fine Arts instructor who integrates contemplative methods in my curriculum and is interested in mindfulness techniques. Beth Berila is Director of Women's Studies at St. Cloud University, as well as a 500-hour registered yoga teacher.

Integrating mindfulness techniques as tools for students to develop and/or deepen their levels of self-reflexivity and compassion.

A review of the book

Lists benefits found in text and offers suggestions for further expansion

Besides the helpful theory, Berila gives an example of practical application at the end of each chapter that can be used for self and/or tailored for the classroom.

A great reference list for separate, more in-depth, lines of inquiry

Another element adding to our attempts to fully embody knowledge

Narratives of practical application and effects thereof

pedagogy, mindfulness, contemplative, integrated, social justice, anti-oppression, higher education
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