Active empathy fuels connection, helps cross knowing-doing gap
This is part five of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. Students, like organizations, can be very good at knowing things, but can find themselves challenged when it comes to the “doing” part. “By activating empathy, we can fuel connection and cross the knowing-doing gap,” says Bert Verhoeven, associate professor and program […]
Get students outside of their comfort zones with empathy
This is part four of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. Some people have a mind for finance. Others don’t—or think they don’t. Dave Nash, associate professor and deputy chair of strategic management at the Fox School, found that empathy helps people understand subjects that might be outside of their […]
When teaching strategy, engaging students with empathy is key
This is part two of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. Every year, Joan Allatta, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Management at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, coordinates the school’s undergraduate capstone course. More than 1,500 students enroll in the course, which is traditionally taken during their […]
Do you use empathy in the classroom?
This is part one of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. What makes you an effective teacher? Is it your knowledge of a subject or your passion? Your skill managing a classroom, creating innovative assignments or conveying information clearly? It is probably all of these. But as a professor of strategic management […]