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Another use for literature: ability to understand others, a precursor of empathy

Another use for literature:  ability to understand others, a precursor of empathy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Theory of mind' researchers find that reading serious fiction boosts one's ability to understand others, a precursor of empathy.

 

One thing that interests psychologists is the extent to which developing theory of mind is a precursor to the capacity for empathy. They are also looking at the way in which people with autism and sociopaths develop these abilities — or don't. And primatologists have demonstrated some of the rudiments of theory of mind in other apes.

Now, research by David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano of the New School for Social Research, published in the journal Science, suggests that reading literature improves these intuitive abilities. But not just any literature. Literature with a capital "L."




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Reading enhances empathy skills in children...

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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:23 AM

This is the 2nd article I have read this past week about literature and its positive effects on the brain. Frank McCourt once said, "This is English. Queen of the Curriculum." I wholeheartedly agree. This article purports, "...may be the equivalent of aerobic exercise for the parts of your brain most involved in the theory-of-mind skills."

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Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM
Nice!
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:57 PM

Get involoved in the 15 minute movement.

1stGradeELL's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:21 PM

A great infographic detailing the reasons we read aloud even to our more proficient young readers.

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Tablets Make It Nearly Impossible for Kids to Get Lost in a Story

Tablets Make It Nearly Impossible for Kids to Get Lost in a Story | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
iPads are great at a lot of things, but engaging kids in a narrative is not one of them.
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Time is now showing us how the reading in e-format is changing our reading an reading habits. Some unsettling news in this article, but worth giving the time to read this and give it some tought.

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10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media

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It is always interesting to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media.

Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity, brain development, and personal experience to understand how to manage themselves in every situation in real life, let alone online.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:58 AM

Friends have a different meaning in today's world.

Ann Vega's comment, April 8, 2013 9:34 AM
This is a great resource on the issue of social media education - the internet is FOREVER!