It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives. But what is empathy? The big buzz about empathy stems from a revolutionary shift in the science of how we understand human nature.
Examining Technology Use, Diversity & Equity at the Digital Edge. As a leading ethnographer, lecturer, and author, S.
Craig Watkins is working at the forefront of the digital media and learning initiative. At the core of his studies is an interest in how young people navigate social change around them, particularly the innovative ways youth are adapting to new media and mobile media platforms. For more than a year, Craig and his connected learning research team have been working with Texas City High School (TCHS), a public school with an enrollment of 1,650 students, the majority of whom are minorities, in an effort to implement several ‘connected learning’ design pilot projects.
He also serves as conference chair for the 2013 Digital Media and Learning Conference, which is themed “Democratic Futures” and will take place March 14-16 in Chicago. Craig spent a few moments with us talking about how his perspectives on civic education and issues of digital equity have evolved as a result of working at the majority-minority school.
Reframing Ethics in a Digital World. As the John H. and Elisabeth A.
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Senior Director of Harvard's Project Zero, and author of more than 20 books, Howard Gardner is one of the most respected voices in the field of developmental psychology. His work on multiple intelligences deeply resonated with educators more than 30 years ago and continues to have a profound impact on the sector today. While he may be best known for this theory, he has also served as co-director of the Good Work Project, a MacArthur Foundation funded project that explores the ethical character of young people’s activities in the digital world, for the last two decades. Most recently, Gardner has focused his attention to the reframing of three long-standing virtues – truth, beauty, and goodness – in a digital age, closely examining the issues of identity, privacy, ownership, and trustworthiness that surface as youth engage with digital media.
Becoming Multi-Lingual Using The Breckenridge Enneagram. We live in the three-pound universe between our ears, but it’s surprising how little most people know about themselves.
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.: The Science Behind Why What We Do Matters. Life is full of actions and reactions.
This is what makes up the world around us from the trees we see, to the relationships that are kindled and to the babies that come from them. Every single thing we do matters. When Mahatma Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world," underlying that was the simple assumption that everything we do matters. Now we know the science behind the wisdom of his words, and why it can not only help the world, but can have a significant impact on our mental health.
Part of understanding the science isn't a whole lot different than the understanding of neuroplasticity. How to Let Your Purpose Find You - Umair Haque. Here’s a question.
Why are you (really) here? Aloha: If there’s a single lament-slash-question I get most often — and most pointedly — lately, it goes something like this: “Listen, Deepak Kafka. INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION (ES) Will Wright makes toys that make worlds. Psych Publications. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability. Brené Brown: Listening to shame.
I Want to Be Happier! What Should I Read? This week, I’m starting this post with a question that I would like readers to answer.
So . Just a brief post containing the author and book title is great. If you want to know I want to know this, keep reading. With so many books to choose from, where to start? As someone who studies self-help, one of the first questions I am often asked is "Which book should I read? " 1) . 2) . 3) There are a lot of books out there that are interesting and informative, but that lack explicit guidance as to how a reader might actually get happier; people walk away from them with new knowledge, but no concrete skills. Without further ado, here they are: For someone looking to benefit from the broad body of research on increasing happiness , this is the only choice. Amy Tan on creativity. Back to School and Back to Anxiety Part I. Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity.