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Ideas, research, and strategies for cultivating empathy through literature
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The Book Zone: Review: The Kite Runner Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini, Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo

The Book Zone: Review: The Kite Runner Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini, Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Compelling story of student who became more interested in important issues after reading The Kite Runner in graphic novel format.

 

"A blog dedicated to books that will appeal to boys of all ages. Reviews, competitions and author interviews."

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From Participatory Culture to Public Participation

Making the social justice/civic engagement connection to participatory culture

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Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: "The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged": The Visual Culture of the Occupy Movement

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: "The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged": The Visual Culture of the Occupy Movement | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

MacArthur Foundation-backed study focuses on Youth and Participatory Politics -- includes Dream Bill, Harry Potter Alliance, Nerdfighters, Imagine Better, etc.

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Empathy Heals: A new discipline emerges: The psychology of science

Empathy Heals: A new discipline emerges: The psychology of science | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
A new discipline emerges: The psychology of science: Science is a cognitive act by definition: It involves personality, creativity, developmental processes," says Feist -- everything about individual psychology.
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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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Empathy and life

Empathy and life | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
The world seems crazy and dangerous sometimes. How can a person respond creatively and positively in the face of change and the inevitability of death? Some thoughts about empathy and responsibility in the context of the connectedness of all life.
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David Elkins - Empathy, Creativity and Friendship

This interview with David Elkins (President-Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology) is part of a larger documentary by Ewdin Rutsch on the nature of empahty. For more on empathy see the website here.
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Empathy May Drive Workplace Creativity - Miller-McCune

Empathy May Drive Workplace Creativity - Miller-McCune | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Creativity is usually thought of as internally motivated, but new research suggests that, at least in the business world, the link between inspiration and ingenuity is strengthened by focusing on the needs of others.
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Trust In America: Recovering What's Lost : NPR

Trust In America: Recovering What's Lost : NPR | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Tom Brokaw, "the most trusted man in news," has written The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation with America.  In it he discusses "the prosperity of the post-WWII era and challenges America faces in the new millennium."  How young people define "a better life" will make all the difference in how they face these challenges.

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Shaun Tan wins Astrid Lindgren prize

Shaun Tan wins Astrid Lindgren prize | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it

Claire Armitstead: World's richest children's literature award goes to Australian author-illustrator, Shaun Tan, described as a 'masterly visual storyteller'...

 

The Astrid Lindgren prize is named for the creator of Pippi Longstocking and focuses on work with "a profound respect for democratic values and human rights."

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The Power of the Connected Classroom: Why and How I’m Teaching Social Justice | Powerful Learning Practice

The Power of the Connected Classroom: Why and How I’m Teaching Social Justice | Powerful Learning Practice | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
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Radiolab - Are You My Brain Double?

Radiolab - Are You My Brain Double? | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Robert kicks things off with a beautiful re-telling of a 2400-year-old love story from Plato, by way of Aristophanes, about the longing many of us feel for another half to make us whole.
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Could A Lack Of Empathy Explain Cruelty? : NPR

Can neuroscience and psychology explain cruelty? In his new book, The Science of Evil, Cambridge University professor Simon Baron-Cohen explains the empathy spectrum we all lie on and that an erosion of empathy can explain why some commit cruel acts.
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Lasagna and chips: Develop creativity and empathy through ...

Lasagna and chips: Develop creativity and empathy through ... | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
If you shake the iPhone changes the perspective, instead of a father and mother there are suddenly two mothers. He believes that learning children to understand different perspectives stimulates creativity and empathy.
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Raghava KK: Shake up your story | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Artist Raghava KK demos his new children's book for iPad with a fun feature: when you shake it, the story -- and your perspective -- changes. In this charming short talk, he invites all of us to shake up our perspective a little bit.
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Twitter Co-Founder Credits Creativity, Art, and Empathy ...

Twitter Co-Founder Credits Creativity, Art, and Empathy ... | Cultivating Empathy | Scoop.it
Twitter Co-Founder Credits Creativity, Art, and Empathy. Posted by ginac on September 1st, 2011. creativity. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, never graduated from college. He dropped out of Northeastern University and University of ...
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