In Our Connected World, What If Empathy Is Learning?

By Thom Markham
February 9, 2018

This article explores new ways of thinking about the science of learning. As the world becomes more connected and knowledge becomes socially constructed, the education system must move away from the traditional learning model in which knowledge is simple delivered to students. In particular, the author looks at the importance of empathy in new models of learning. The author asserts that the definition of empathy has grown from being tolerant of others to a more general concept of openness, a critical interpersonal skill needed in todays world. The author ends with suggestions to help educators foster empathy in students.

This article is a great read for anyone who works in the field of education. It can spark new thinking about how students learn in today’s connected world.

Source Organization: MidShift at KQEDNews

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