Monthly Archives: June 2019

UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As […]

“While there are other, continuing education programs based in universities across the continent, these are not fully developed as academic programs.” …

“According to the American Mindfulness Research Association, scientific studies of mindfulness have increased from 10 in 2000 to 700 in 2019. What we need now are training programs like UFV’s Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning grad certificate to prepare qualified and well-informed mindfulness practitioners to design, teach, and promote evidence-based mindfulness programs. Currently, the training is ad hoc and in no way ensures that trainers are abreast of this rapidly changing evidence base,” said Dr. MacPherson.

Interview with Dr. Agnieszka Palalas at TESOL Colombia III

Interview with Agnieszka Palalas

Interviewed by: Liliana Cuesta

Doing more with less? Flexible work?

One of these days that I reflect on working at a distance, … 24/7, feeling isolated, lonely, needing to talk to a colleague or  a group of colleagues, or just socialize with them. So, I reflect and, obviously, research 😉 Let me share one of the articles I found – focusing on work intensification. This statement certainly requires serious exploration: “the so-called ‘electronic leash’ resulted in greater extensive effort on the part of some remote workers”; what does this mean in a larger context of digital working and learning?
Kelliher, C., & Anderson, D. (2010). Doing more with less? Flexible working practices and the intensification of work. Human relations, 63(1), 83-106.

Doing more with less? Flexible working practices and the intensification of work Clare Kelliher and Deirdre Anderson Cranfield University Abstract This article examines an unanticipated consequence of adopting flexible working practices – that of work intensification. Based on a study of professional workers and in line with other studies, […]

How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

One summer day in 2010, a Swedish graduate student named Daniel Berg approached me after a talk I gave at Christ’s College, Cambridge. During the talk, I had casually mentioned internet addiction. Berg told me that I had spoken a truth larger than I knew. Many of his male […]