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The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

      Don't let the size of this book fool you. In 5 chapters, Owen-Smith drives home a powerful message; students need more time to reflect on their learning. On the surface, this concept appears simple. In the classroom, it is considerably more difficult. Tasked with the ever-increasing amount of information that needs to be taught, memorized, and applied, it seems impossible to create time for a student to locate themselves in the material. Owen-Smith does not advocate to decrease rigor or analytical thinking but rather presses educators to increase the depth of learning by creating time for interiority and self-knowledge.
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