Episode 10

Taoism, teaching and learning: A Nature based approach to education (ft. Jack Miller, Ph.D.)

In this episode, I speak with Jack Miller. Jack is Professor of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at University of Toronto. Jack's work is focused on holistic education, curriculum and spirituality. He is an author of over 20 books including and his most recent book is Taoism, Teaching and Learning: A Nature Based Approach to Education. In 2009, Jack was one of 24 educators invited to Bhutan for the orientation of Bhutan's educational system towards the goal of Gross National Happiness. We discuss:

🥥 How the Tao and nature teach us that if we are quiet, the action(s) that will be helpful will arise, which is particularly necessary in this time of crises;

🥥 How being present for another is a show of love, so teachers can cultivate their mindfulness out of love;

🥥 How a holistic education requires a curriculum of connectedness.

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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.