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Empathy, key component in moral studies - The Star Online

Empathy, key component in moral studies - The Star Online | Moral Education | Scoop.it
While schools aim for academic excellence, there is also a need to inculcate in students the values of patience and compassion.
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Empathy: The Missing Ingredient

Empathy: The Missing Ingredient | Moral Education | Scoop.it

Realistically, we all know there is no magic bullet to get our children – and especially our teenagers – to listen to us. However, we often bypass an important step on the way to delivering life lessons. That step is empathy.

 

Unlike sympathy, which is the capacity to feel pity or sorrow for another’s misfortune, empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, whatever those feelings may be. As a parent – or a therapist for that matter – to empathize is to fully accept and acknowledge a child’s perspective without trying to change it. Bear in mind that acceptance is not agreement, and you may empathize with a person without agreeing with her.


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FREE Classroom Posters For Every Teacher, because we all teach Character Education! From Light Bulbs and Laughter.
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Does Believing in Evil Make Us More Violent and Less Tolerant?

Does Believing in Evil Make Us More Violent and Less Tolerant? | Moral Education | Scoop.it
The social psychology of an ancient, potent concept.

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Counseling Services: How to Teach Empathy

Counseling Services: How to Teach Empathy | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Teaching Empathy to those in Recovery

Persons engaged in addictive and defiant behavior tend to treat parents, family and others as objects. Many of my teen and adult clients struggle with understanding how others might feel in various situations. The main issue is that my clients are primarily focused on their needs. They don’t often care how their actions impact those around them. This applies to substance and porn / sex addiction and other issues.

Exercises for Treating Empathy

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Can character be taught at school? - Telegraph

Can character be taught at school? - Telegraph | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Our definitions of educational success vary. So too do our definitions of "character". Can you really teach something that is so individual, asks Eleanor Doughty
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 22, 2014 7:48 PM

I think it can be learned. Teachers provide powerful role models and their behaviour is important in this learning.

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 23, 2014 12:41 AM

In a day public school its difficult,  and my experience is mostly with therapeutic boarding schools, created specifically for character education, emotional growth and therapy along with academics.  The following links to a discussion with a head of school, Maryann Campbell of Glenholm School in Connecticut, who described several things they do that could be applied even in a public school.  http://ow.ly/Gk6qJ 

  -Lon

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Debate: "Teaching character education in schools is a waste of time" | 04.11.2014

Both Nicky Morgan and Tristram Hunt have recently argued for schools to do more to teach 'character, resilience and grit'. It seems likely that whatever the ...
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Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology

Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Ethical decision-making should be included as a 21st century skill (overused term but don't know of an alternative).  Some would profess that ethical decision-making has always been a needed skill....

 

Society is a dynamic system. It must, by nature, evolve in order to survive. As we develop the new definitions of appropriate behavior in the online environment it is imperative that many members of society be engaged in this ongoing dialogue.

 

An informed community and active discussion of ethical issues will enable society to determine civil and just manners to deal with the nuances of technological advancement (Rezmierski, 1992).

 

By opening this dialogue within the K-12 environment, teachers will be able to prepare students to understand the proper use of technology and explore the issues that will continue to unfold (Using Moral Development Theory to Teach K-12 Cyber Ethics).

 

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 


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ANA's curator insight, March 21, 2014 3:24 PM

Very good reflection

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:54 PM

Teaching ethics is the digital age is essential! Here are some ideas.

Natalia López's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:57 PM

very importan theme, please read this page...

 

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1ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ραφήνας: Μήνυμα από τους μαθητές της Ε΄ & Στ΄ Τάξης

1ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ραφήνας: Μήνυμα από τους μαθητές της Ε΄ & Στ΄ Τάξης | Moral Education | Scoop.it

Η ημέρα κατά του σχολικού εκφοβισμού ήταν για μένα πολύ συγκινητική, γιατί, όπως όλοι, έχω κι εγώ συναισθήματα. Αποφάσισα, λοιπόν, να φτιάξω αυτή τη ζωγραφιά για να δείξω πως κάποιες φορές οι άνθρωποι μπορεί να χαμογελούν, αλλά αυτό δεν λέει τίποτα. Βαθιά μέσα του μπορεί να κρύβει πολλά....

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How Narrative Relationships Overcome Empathic Bias: Elizabeth Gaskell's Empathy across Social Difference

How Narrative Relationships Overcome Empathic Bias: Elizabeth Gaskell's Empathy across Social Difference | Moral Education | Scoop.it

Modern and historical scholarship on empathy has consistently demonstrated that people are more likely to empathize with those who are similar to themselves. This empathic bias for similarity means that the affective bonds and ethical motivations that accompany empathy are significantly diminished in relationships with outgroups, as defined by sociological difference.

 

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Modern & historical scholarship on empathy

has consistently demonstrated

that people are more likely to

empathize with those who

are similar to themselves.

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I argue that narrative empathy is uniquely capable of circumventing the similarity bias through compositional strategies related to foregrounding and perspective. Turning to modern research on reading as well as to accounts of reading in the nineteenth century, I propose a two-part argument: first, that the act of reading can overcome the bias that scholars have observed in relationships between people and, second, that narrative empathy has the potential to prevent future cases of bias by reconfiguring readers' criteria for similarity.

 

In an extended case study of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (1848), I argue that Victorian social-problem literature thematizes empathy across difference and that the self-conscious treatment of cultural difference is particularly helpful for overcoming similarity bias.

 

by Mary-Catherine Harrison
Assistant Professor, English

 

 


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Daniel Goleman: Empathy and Email

The new field of social neuroscience shows that when two people talk face-to-face, their brains form an instant connection. Not so with life online. 

 

There's a "negativity bias" to emails. What you thought was a neutral message can be perceived as hostile by the recipient.

 

Daniel Goleman talks about employing empathy with your email communication.

 

Learn more about Dr. Goleman's latest research in his book The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights from More Than Sound www.morethansound.net.


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How stories develop moral imagination

How stories develop moral imagination | Moral Education | Scoop.it
John Paul Lederach  is a practitioner and educator for peace.  His book The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace positively glitters.  He writes that to overcome violence (and that includes everything from war-like violence to...
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Happiness classes should become part of the school curriculum new study suggests

Happiness classes should become part of the school curriculum new study suggests | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Happiness should become part of the school curriculum in a bid to improve our children’s deteriorating mental health and cut down the nation’s mental health bill for years to come.
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Minecraft with Religious and Moral Education by @ImmersiveMind | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Minecraft with Religious and Moral Education by @ImmersiveMind | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Moral Education | Scoop.it
“@ukedchat: Minecraft with Religious and Moral Education by @ImmersiveMind http://t.co/grQc5EfyV4 http://t.co/q63Xx9n4cE #mccteach
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Ayn Rand: The good, bad & obscene or why objectivism is flawed - Washington Times

Ayn Rand: The good, bad & obscene or why objectivism is flawed - Washington Times | Moral Education | Scoop.it

Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism is anti-human to the core.

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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Parents with paint brushes reinforce character education in Midland Park - NorthJersey.com

Parents with paint brushes reinforce character education in Midland Park - NorthJersey.com | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Decorate hallways with murals featuring inspirational messages
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Will religion ever disappear? - BBC News

Will religion ever disappear? - BBC News | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer investigates.
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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, December 23, 2014 2:57 AM

Silly question: might as well ask if belief systems will cease to exist. Or every fan club or every ideology . . . . "Religion" is not an essentialized and limited concept. It is a flexible term for a range of belief systems, traditions and world views.

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Voluntary Euthanasia: A Quantum Theory of Moral Action (part 1)

Voluntary Euthanasia: A Quantum Theory of Moral Action (part 1) | Moral Education | Scoop.it
 This is part 1 of a multi-part series.
I contemplate writing a book on this subject intended for the educated reader, tentatively titled “My Death, My Choice:…
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Compassion Is...

Compassion Is... | Moral Education | Scoop.it
What it means to be compassionate and why we should try to be it

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Sharrock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:15 PM

not just "everyone else" but "us" as well. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:54 PM

Compassion is hard work and complements passion. Without the two, teaching becomes technique and is about inputs and outputs. With them integrated, teaching is relational and moves beyond inputs and outputs.

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The Good and the Bad: 5 Strategies for Teaching Personality Traits

The Good and the Bad: 5 Strategies for Teaching Personality Traits | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Nevertheless, using some or all of the strategies below will help you convey the meaning of personality traits. You will need to adapt each activity depending on the level of your class. These five strategies will help you teach them so they can ...
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With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics

With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics | Moral Education | Scoop.it
Our world today is driven by digital technologies.  From cell phones to tablets, to electronic readers, and computers, almost all our work and the majority of our entertainment is delivered, shared, and enjoyed digitally. We communicate via emails and texts, and many households no longer even have

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:41 PM

This is another good article on a very complex and sometimes understated issue.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:44 AM

Digital literacy and  online safety article.

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The essential moral self. [Cognition. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy | Moral Education | Scoop.it
This is part seven of the nine-part series from the Project Happiness curriculum. We are looking at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary scho

ol age children, helping students learn life skills, manage emotions, and increase empathy. Each blog post features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS:

 

H = Happiness

 

A = Appreciation

 

P = Passions and Strengths

 

P = Perspective

 

I = Inner Meanie/Inner Friend

 

N = Ninja Mastery

 

E = Empathy

 

S = So Similar

 

S = Share Your Gifts

 

In this post, we will explore Empathy.

 

 


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