Empathy a teaching and learning strategy in a changemaker campus

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Empathy a teaching and learning strategy in a changemaker campus

  1. 1. Britt-Maj Wikström, A picture of a work of art as an empathy teaching strategy in nurse education complementary to theoretical knowledge, Journal of Professional Nursing, Volume 19, Issue 1, January–February 2003, Pages 49-54 1
  2. 2. “innovation, creativity and transformation are the side effects of empathy” Seung Chan, designer 2
  3. 3. Example of Empathy L&T at UN • • • • • • ‘Disabling environment’ walk across campus Films like La Haine and The Corporation Try changing your behaviour for a month Expressing empathy in social welfare change Balloon Kenya, Dialogue Café Service user involvement in class, transgendered person • Photography and images to communicate meaning 3
  4. 4. Is technology killing empathy? Today's students scored 40 percent lower on a measure of empathy than their elders did. http://www.livescience.com/9918-today-college-students-lackempathy.html Grammy Awards reporter, possibly having a strokelive on TV. 9,388 people noted they "liked" the video with a thumbs up signal and 6,027 recommended it to Facebook friends One AOL.com page featured the incident at the top of its five "memorable moments“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVKDm4PhEwI 4
  5. 5. On the other hand…. 5
  6. 6. "I am not good at empathy. Will you settle for sarcasm?" • the increasing use of teams, (cauldrons of bubbling emotions), • the rapid pace of globalization (with cross cultural communication easily leading to misunderstandings) • growing need to retain talent. Goleman, D (2011) "Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence – Selected Writings", More Than Sound http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_75.htm#sthash.SC4wsVCR.dpu 6
  7. 7. Try this… • Think of two people who work in your organization: one a level or two below you, and the other a level above. • Now imagine getting an email from each of them. • Ask yourself how long it would take you to answer those emails. 7
  8. 8. Try this… • What would you do if you had no money and….your car broke down • Discuss a time when you were wrong • Discuss what a postcard from your grandchild would say 8
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=play er_embedded&v=ycslk2K6S-8 What does it mean, • for you, • for learning and teaching, • for the University of Northampton, to embed EMPATHY as a core value? 9

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