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EMPATHY IS THE ROOT OF CREATIVITY

EMPATHY IS THE ROOT OF CREATIVITY | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Insights on the empathy-creativity connection . . .

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Ideas, research, and strategies for cultivating empathy through literature
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Why Sharing Stories Brings People Together | Psychology Today

Why Sharing Stories Brings People Together | Psychology Today | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Our brains sync up when we tell stories. By Joshua Gowin, MS...
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Critical citizenship for critical times - Open Democracy

Critical citizenship for critical times - Open Democracy | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Critical citizenship for critical times Open Democracy Despite the educational system that stresses memorisation and discourages questioning and creativity, people in Egypt, with many different educational backgrounds, displayed skepticism of the...
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Literature can be one way to help us question our assumptions, expand our thinking, and begin the intercultural dialogue that Bali suggests . . .

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Talking Heads and Hearts: Intellectual and Emotional Education Make a Potent Pairing

Talking Heads and Hearts: Intellectual and Emotional Education Make a Potent Pairing | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Talking Heads and Hearts: Intellectual and Emotional Education Make a Potent Pairing...

 

Creating a new evidence-based language for talking about, learning and teaching, and developing policy for strengthening social and emotional learning . . .

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Social-emotional learning and evidence-based language shouldn't seem oxymoronic.
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.

 

A whole new level of what it means to be carried away through reading.  Same neurological regions are stimulated by metaphorical language through reading as by real-life encounter.

 

Holds promise for helping us understand how reading can cultivate empathy.

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The Education (R)evolution: Empathy, Creativity, & Project-Based Learning | Ashoka - Empathy

The Education (R)evolution: Empathy, Creativity, & Project-Based Learning | Ashoka - Empathy | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

"Inspiring examples of projects that connects empathy and creativity in hands-on learning"

 

"Feel, Imagine, Do, Share" -- Kiran's Design for Change process.  See TED Talk, too.

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TheChangeProject - GEC2011 Videos & Scoop Its

TheChangeProject - GEC2011 Videos & Scoop Its | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Videos and ScoopIts shared in "Imagine Better" Participatory Culture and Literary-Inspired Activism

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Project Justice - home

Project Justice - home | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Kim's project for middle schoolers on social justice

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Amity Middle School-Bethany Book Blog

Amity Middle School-Bethany Book Blog | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Thanks to Carol Stanley for recommending this blog for thoughtful reviews of YA lit.  Blogging about books is a way to engage in "booking" -- readers, authors, characters, ideans, and books create a complex web (Kevin Kelly)

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Moving Windmills Project

Moving Windmills Project | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

More projects worthy of support!

 

The official website for William Kamkwamba's Malawi windmill and other development projects and documentary film.

 

@JackieGernstine -- thanks for suggesting this one

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Introducing Microlending to Students | transformED

Introducing Microlending to Students | transformED | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Bill Ferriter shares resources he uses to inspire his students to loan money through Kiva.org

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Brotherhood 2.0

Brotherhood 2.0 | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

The origin of the Nerdfighters

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The Harry Potter Alliance | The Weapon We Have is Love

The Harry Potter Alliance | The Weapon We Have is Love | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

The Harry Potter series serves as a "metaphorical framework" to guide the work of the Alliance.  Works with NGOs to fight against genocide and global warming and for equal rights for all

 

 

Be Sociable, Share!...

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FWF Home - Freedom Writers Foundation

FWF Home - Freedom Writers Foundation | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

High school English teacher, Erin Grunwell, began with powerful literature written by adolescents (Anne Frank, Zlata, etc.) to encourage her students to write about their own lives, challenges, and hopes for the future.

 

"The mission of the Freedom Writers Foundation is to change the educational system one classroom at a time by providing educators with transformative tools to engage, enlighten and empower at-risk students to reach their full potential."

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Art is the answer the community seeks - The Courier-Journal

Art is the answer the community seeks - The Courier-Journal | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Art is the answer the community seeks
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Through art we teach empathy, problem-solving, creativity. Through art we can prevent crime.
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Imagine!

 

A powerful vision for the power of the arts to change us!

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Empathy in Creativity and Design Thinking

Empathy in Creativity and Design Thinking | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Kindness How empathy is leading the way in creative fields (RT @uxisthepoint: RT @TimothyWhalin: #Empathy in Creativity and #Design Thinking http://t.co/iu01punM #UX Me: Why...
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Krznaric argues for the importance of empathy in creating positive social and environmental change through a "revolution of human relationships."

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Ted-Ed: How Fiction Can Influence Real World Events

Ted-Ed: How Fiction Can Influence Real World Events | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Affirmation for every teacher of literature.

 

"Educator Jessica Wise and her cohorts have come up with a compelling Ted-Ed video on how novels throughout history have helped shape real-world events."

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Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science | Video of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network

Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science | Video of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Video of the Week #52 July 20th, 2012:

"Tools inspired the mental evolution of our species" and, perhaps can make our species more emphatic.

From: Introduction to NanoLab by Christina Agapakis at Oscillator.

Source: megamayd on Vimeo.


This week’s video comes from Megan Daalder, ...

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Can You Learn Creativity?

Can You Learn Creativity? | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Quinn MacDonald writes about the empathy-creativity connection.  "Empathy . . . uses right and left sides of brain equally" she writes . . .

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Why Doing the Ethical Thing Isn’t Automatic

Why Doing the Ethical Thing Isn’t Automatic | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Gino's famous Stanford Prison experiment included in curriculum to teach ethical behavior.

 

"Research shows that, in spite of what they would like to think about themselves, most people do not act ethically when put on the spot."

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EMPATHY IS THE ROOT OF CREATIVITY

EMPATHY IS THE ROOT OF CREATIVITY | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

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TEDxRedmond

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12-year-old TED spearker Adora Svitak organized TEDxRedmond 2010

 

Svitak speaks on adult-child, student-teacher relationships.  "Learning between students and teachers should be reciprocal."

 

Thanks to Carolyn Stanley for recommending!

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FWF Home - Freedom Writers Foundation

FWF Home - Freedom Writers Foundation | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

A literary-inspired classroom activist group led by English teacher Erin Grunwell.

 

"The mission of the Freedom Writers Foundation is to change the educational system one classroom at a time by providing educators with transformative tools to engage, enlighten and empower at-risk students to reach their full potential."

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Kiva - Loans that change lives

Kiva - Loans that change lives | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Nerdfighters has loaned over $75,000 through Kiva.

Many teachers, including Bill Ferriter of The Tempered Radical blog fame lead his students in making loans to developing world entrpreneus.

 

"Make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe."

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Nerdfighters

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"We're Nerdfighters. We fight against suck....we fight for awesome. We fight using our brains, our hearts, our calculators and our trombones."

 

Organization has contributed over $75,000 via Kiva.org to developing world entrepreneurs

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UnPlugd11 Chapter 1: The Change We Need on Vimeo

UnPlugd11 Chapter 1: The Change We Need on Vimeo | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Wright shares inspiring story of her students' work to raise money for Schools for Schools competition.

 

"These videos from UnPlug'd 2011 support Chapter 1 of the book: Why ____ Matters!"

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From Participatory Culture to Public Participation

From Participatory Culture to Public Participation | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Project that explores online participatory, popular culture-based communities of young people

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