Global Faculty Development The University of Tokyo



6.12 The Science and Practice of Mindfulness in Higher Education (Hybrid event)

Event Details

GFD TALK Event: The Science and Practice of Mindfulness in Higher Education
Speaker: Jochen Reb
Date: Monday, Jun 12th, 17:30-19:00 
Venue: Zoom & Komaba Active Learning Studio (KALS) Building 17, Komaba Campus
Language: English with AI-generated captions

Speaker Bio

Jochen Reb

Jochen Reb is Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources and Director of the Mindfulness Initiatives at Singapore Management University. He is a globally leading scholar in the area of mindfulness in the workplace. And he devotes much of his time to teacher training, particularly on Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT). He is also the director of the Mindfulness and Decision Lab, which engages in cutting-edge research on mindfulness and decision-making.


In this session, Dr. Reb will explain an ongoing mindfulness-based educational intervention funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education: a 13-week undergraduate elective module, “The Science and Practice of Mindfulness at Work”, designed to facilitate positive student growth and well-being. After sharing his experiences and observations of the first run of this intervention, he will touch on how this type of intervention might be extended to graduate education, faculty development, and other areas of higher education beyond Singapore.