Consciousness-based education in Bali: a second and third-person embedded multiple-case study of Negeri Bali Mandara

Fergusson, Lee and Bonshek, Anna and Sutrisna, I Wayan (2021) Consciousness-based education in Bali: a second and third-person embedded multiple-case study of Negeri Bali Mandara. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. ISSN 0218-8791


Abstract

Consciousness-based education has been described as both an innovative method for developing the consciousness, and thereby the creativity, learning ability and behaviour, of students, and a pedagogical approach designed to reverse negative trends in schools. For either purpose, it has in the last 20 years been implemented in hundreds of schools in 49 countries, for which a considerable body of literature documents its impact on the mental and physical health, learning ability, social relations, and academic achievement of students. However, while the approach has been implemented in two schools in northern Bali, Indonesia – SMA Negeri Bali Mandara and SMK Negeri Bali Mandara – the nature and scope of its potential impact on individual and collective life have yet to be examined. Using an embedded multiple-case research design, the present study seeks to fill this gap in the literature by exploring the experiences and viewpoints of current students, former students, teachers, a Principal, and parents of students participating in consciousness-based education in Bali. Results from this unique educational setting indicate that outcomes are somewhat consistent with international findings, but several unique characteristics of secondary education in Bali have emerged which shine further light on understanding this novel pedagogical approach to student development.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 12 April 2021. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 03:41
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bali; Negeri Bali Mandara; consciousness-based education; case study; transcendental meditation
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160299 Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2021.1898932
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41818

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