How does Better World Ed think about empathy?
We think of empathy as the journey of understanding the unique perspectives and qualities and feelings and dreams and desires and challenges of ourselves and one another. What makes us uniquely complex and beautiful? What inextricably connects us? What are we feeling? What are we thinking?
It's more than stepping into the shoes of another. It's stepping into the hearts, the heads, the eyes.. you know, everything!
In a way, it's like mindfulness at three levels at once: personal, interpersonal, and collective.
Empathy is the challenging practice of keeping our curiosity and wonder alive and kicking. (Tweet that!)
The problem solving featured throughout our learning kits supports this kind of learning in a natural way.