1. In your opinion, What is empathy?
Lessons 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 focus on listening and empathy. Make sure you’ve read these sections carefully, then watch the following short video:
Next, focus your attention and respond to each of the following:
- In your opinion– and in your own words– what is empathy? (Another way to think of this is– What are we doing when we are empathizing with someone OR What are the components of empathy OR What is the process?) Explore what needs to be taking place when we attempt to empathize with someone.
- Why is it difficult for so many of us to empathize?
- If you were to teach empathy to a group of college students, what would you do and what would you say?
You may use materials in this unit to help build your “lesson plan,” but feel free to look further into quality online resources. Remember, though, your audience is college students and you want your work to be original with only minor support from online materials.
Be creative! Gather your thoughts and ideas and upload them here in no fewer than 20 to 25 sentences.