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Exploring How Quality Children’s Literature Can Enhance Compassion and Empathy in the Classroom Context


Barton, G and Baguley, M and Kerby, M and MacDonald, A, Exploring How Quality Children's Literature Can Enhance Compassion and Empathy in the Classroom Context, Compassion and Empathy in Educational Contexts, Palgrave Macmillan, G Barton and S Garvis (ed), Switzerland, pp. 165-188. ISBN 978-3-030-18925-9 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-18925-9_9


This book explores the importance of compassion and empathy within educational contexts. While compassion and empathy are widely recognised as key to living a happy and healthy life, there is little written about how these qualities can be taught to children and young people, or how teachers can model these traits in their own practice. This book shares several models of compassion and empathy that can be implemented in schooling contexts, also examining how these qualities are presented in children’s picture books, films and games. The editors and contributors share personal insights and practical approaches to improve both awareness and use of compassionate and empathetic approaches to others. This book will be of interest and value to all those interested in promoting compassion and empathy within education.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:children's literature, empathy, compassion, classroom
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
ID Code:134356
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-08-08
Last Modified:2020-09-11
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