COLUMBIA TEACHERS COLLEGE
Theodore Dimon is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia Teachers College where he teaches a Masters degree course entitled Principles of Mind/Body unity and their role in education and health. The course is based on his own work leading to the development of a new field in education – Neurodynamics. The Dimon Institute is currently working with Columbia Teachers College to create a Masters and Doctoral program with a concentration of studies in psychophysical education and development for teachers. The above course will be included in both programs together with 2 or 3 semesters of study at The Dimon Institute. In addition, the Doctoral program will include research with children and the implementation of schools programs.
Last November Dr Dimon was asked to talk on his field at the Health, Behavior, and Society Colloquium Series at Columbia Teachers College and during his talk he explains the concepts behind Neurodynamics. The talk, lasting around 40 minutes can be seen below:
Dr Dimon’s groundbreaking course at Teachers College crosses multiple disciplines and will next be offered in the 2013 Spring term within the Clinical Psychology department from 24th January to 9th May 2013.
The course will explain how integrating mind and body in education, in the new and developing field of Neurodynamics, can provide fundamental principles in learning and health. In our current educational system we are taught how to use our minds through study and how to use our bodies through physical activity. But all activity, whether ‘mental’ or ‘physical’, is performed by means of a total psychophysical system, and little or no attention is given to educating ourselves in the working of this system as a unified whole. The course will define what is meant by psychophysical education in contrast to other ‘mind/body’ methods, show how this subject can be applied in practice, and examine how this new field applies to such diverse areas as education, health, and child development. Part lecture-based and part experiential, the course will explore a variety of topics including kinesthetic awareness, learning, skill and performance, the control of habit, mind/body integration, holistic health, and mindfulness.
This is multi-disciplinary course that draws on a variety of areas including neuroscience, anatomy, evolution, physiology, psychology, philosophy and performing arts. Past participants included majors in psychology, health, neuroscience, bio-behavioral science, education, and students from all domains in arts and science are welcome.
For course content information please contact The Dimon Institute on +1 212 222 1665 or email email@example.com