Students will understand the following:

  • What empathy is and why it is important.
  • How to look for cues in facial expressions and body language to understand how others feel.
  • How to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes”
  • Be able to use empathy to change behaviour and build better relationships.

Students develop empathy through role-play activities. Working in groups, using scripts or hot seating, students start to appreciate the feelings of people involved in negative experiences.