UPDATE: This event has now taken place. Read the highlights.
David Thair, FutureLearn’s Social Lead, introduces the subject for our next big Twitter chat: mindfulness.
As regular readers will know, each #FutureLearnAsks event is a chance for you to discuss and debate a big topic with leading experts and other learners, outside of the confines of a FutureLearn course. We love to hear from people all over the world, so we can all learn from your unique experiences and opinions. So far we’ve discussed a diverse range of subjects from cyber security to nutrition – and everything in between.
Join the next #FutureLearnAsks on 24 September
As the stresses of modern living take their toll, the practice of mindfulness has been making headlines as a source of calm at work or in the home. We’ll be discussing this ‘mindfulness revolution‘ and asking you how it might apply to your life. Together with guest experts you’ll have the chance to talk about your experience and expectations of day-to-day of mindfulness practice – and share the challenges of living in a world full of distraction.
#FutureLearnAsks will take place on Thursday 24 September from 12:00 – 13:00 GMT+1 (see time in your location). All you need to join is a Twitter account.
Dr Danny Penman
Danny is an award-winning journalist and author of several bestselling books about mindfulness, including the upcoming title, Mindfulness for Creativity: Adapt, Create and Thrive in a Frantic World.
How it works
To see what #FutureLearnAsks looks like in practice, you might like to review the highlights from the first session.
For an hour starting at 12:00 GMT+1, FutureLearn will tweet questions from @futurelearn. You can then respond to these questions by including #FutureLearnAsks in your tweets.
You’ll be able to follow the discussion by doing a Twitter search for the hashtag. This works whether on the website or in an app. If you ever get lost, just pay the FutureLearn Twitter account a visit.
Each question will be numbered Q1, Q2, etc, so when you respond, you should include the number of the question you’re responding to in your answer. E.g.
A2 This my answer to question 2. #FutureLearnAsks
You’re also encouraged to reply to other people’s tweets, and the guest contributors will be joining in too.
FutureLearn will retweet some of the most interesting contributions, and generally help to facilitate the conversation. We’ll create an archive of the discussion and share it after the event.
What to do now
Remember to put the time and date in your diary! And if you’re planning to take part, you could use the hashtag #FutureLearnAsks to introduce yourself right now.