TEACHERS, DESIGN thinking, TEACHING methodology, TEACHER education, and EMPATHY
Teachers may be confused or put off by buzzwords like “design thinking,” but the concept is a useful one: To solve stubborn, everyday problems of practice in schools, they should approach those problems strategically and systematically. Specifically, explain the authors, teachers gain new insights into challenges they face when they take steps to empathize with students, come to terms with the uncertainties of school change, and learn to think of themselves as designers. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning. Nov2015, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p3-8. 6p.
EDUCATIONAL technology, EMPATHY, LEARNING, SYMPATHY, and EDUCATIONAL innovations
The article discusses the popular educational technological trends during the 21st century. Topics covered include the definition of empathy as the capacity of people to understand or feel the experiences of other people. Also mentioned are the different neurological standpoints or mental models use to describe empathy.
TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning. Jan2015, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p6-11. 6p.
THOUGHT & thinking, EMPATHY, INVENTIONS, MIND & body, and CREATIVE ability in technology
The article explores the role that embodied thinking plays in scientific breakthroughs and inventions. Topics discussed include the definition of embodied thinking as a feeling of empathy for the subjects of inquiry, the difference between kinestetic thinking and empathetic thinking and the application of embodied ideas on various fields, including mathematics, architecture and education. Also discussed is the role of embodied cognition in recognizing the link between mind and body.