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Empathy, Emotion and Education

  • Helen Demetriou

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About this book

Introduction

This book explores the construct of empathy and its connection with education. Charting literature on the origins and evolution of the concept of empathy, the author examines the multifaceted nature of empathy and the external and internal influences behind this concept. The relationship between empathy and education is examined through the impact they have on each other for the development of social and emotional understanding, positive social behaviours and effective teaching and learning. In doing so, the author emphasises that empathy apparent in the early years of life is invaluable for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in future, and should be elicited from pupils and teachers alike. This book will be of interest to practitioners, educational psychologists, and researchers in empathy and its effect on education.

Keywords

education emotion empathy psychology early childhood education

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Demetriou
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54844-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54843-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54844-3
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