Empathy

Empathy

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By Signal

5 Lesson Unit

In this series of lessons, the learners will be introduced to the empathy, understanding what it means to be empathetic, how it differs from sympathy and why is this skill important to us as humans. They will explore how empathy can be used in practice when solving a problem and will apply it to their ideas and present them to the team at Signal in person or through a video call.

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Lesson 1

What is empathy?

This lesson will introduce the Empathy lesson plan, cover the definition of empathy, how it differs from sympathy and why it is an important skill to learn.

 
 

Lesson Run Time: 55 min

15 min - Who are Signal?

10 min - Overview of 5-week lesson plan

15 min - What is empathy?

10 min - The difference between empathy and sympathy

5 min - Recap & wrap-up

 

Themes Covered

Open Discussion

Critical Thinking

Related Resources

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Lesson 2

How do you develop empathy?

We will discuss how the more we know about someone, the more we can help them. Therefore, learning to ask the right questions is a great way of developing empathy and using it in practice.

 
 

Lesson Run Time: 60 Min

5 min - Recap of last week

20 min - How do you develop empathy?

20 min - Mock interviews

10 min - Show & Tell

5 min - Recap

 

Themes Covered

Open Discussion

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Presentation

Related Resources

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Lesson 3

Understanding & applying empathy

We will discuss how to use empathy in creativity and problem-solving, then applying this knowledge to a design task.

There are tasks that get students to:

• Practice their interview skills from previous weeks’ lesson
• Ask the teacher open-ended questions as she/he pretends to be a bully victim
• Create an anti-bullying poster (using their answers and knowledge of empathy)

 
 

Lesson Run Time: 60 Min

5 min - Recap of last week

20 min - Understanding & applying empathy

20 min - Transforming bullying

10 min - Show & Tell

5 min - Recap

 

Themes Covered

Open Discussion

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Creative Expression

Presentation

Related Resources

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Lesson 4

Developing your ideas

This week is an opportunity for the students to further develop their ideas, vote for their top 3 favourites and prepare for their presentation next week.

 
 

Lesson Run Time: 60 Min

5 min - Recap of last 3 weeks

10 min - Improving your ideas

15 min - Sticky dot voting

30 min - Preparing for your presentation

 

Themes Covered

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Creative Expression

Presentation

Related Resources

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Lesson 5

School visit: Empathy in practice

Employees of Signal want to see your class’ empathy in action. Where possible, we will visit your school to see the progress your class has made then give a presentation discussing our job roles and how we use empathy everyday in our work.

If we are unable to visit in person, we can video call via Skype.
Please contact Signal before the beginning of Week 1 to help plan our visit in advance.

 
 

Lesson Run Time: 50 Min

10 min - Recap of previous weeks’ work

15 min - Presentation to Signal

30 min - Presentation from Signal

5 min - Prize-giving

 

Themes Covered

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Creative Expression

Presentation

Related Resources

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