Composure and mindfulness through introvision
Composure and mindfulness bring forth situational attention, professional detachment and a calm way of dealing with tensions. This makes them part of the basic conditions for educational professionalization.
Teachers must be able to perceive the current requests, interests and needs of the involved persons as well as the possibilities to support them. Thus, their perception should not be affected by previous experiences and their revival.
Perception can be conflictually blurred by
- potentially straining presuppositions,
- bans and rules
- expectations of urgency,
- internal paradigms or self instructions, i.e. imperative cognitions.
The method of introvision is one possible intervention strategy to resolve internal conflicts of perception and to enhance composure. It was developed and tested in numerous theoretical and empirical studies.
To promote composure and mindfulness through introvision, we continue to conduct topical research projects. These examine the effects of practising introvision on pedagogical practices in different educational fields of action.