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The benefits of Consciousness-Based Education for students: Full brain development, awakening the knower
by Global Good News staff writer
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14 February 2010
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Please click on the following link to read more about 'The benefits of Consciousness-Based Education for a student'. The article features a recent address by Dr Fred Travis, Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Dr Travis has published over 40 research papers on consciousness and brain development.
Dr Travis discussed in depth the benefits of Consciousness-Based Education for students, especially compared with the current educational approach offered at most institutions, which focusses primarily on covering material and accumulating facts. 'Fact-based education misses something very important in the learning process and that is . . . the student,' Dr Travis said. In contrast, Consciousness-Based Education starts with the student, the knower—'it first enlivens the knower and then connects the knower with the known'.
Consciousness-Based Education starts by enlivening the full range of the student's mind through the Transcendental Meditation Technique, which promotes holistic brain functioning and expansion of mental capabilities, he said. During Transcendental Meditation 'you gain or you exercise the ability to be alert, receptive. Transcendental Meditation practice is how Consciousness-Based Education develops the knower. It develops your consciousness, your ability to learn, your ability to see the big picture.'
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