This is discussion about Rapport Driven Education: A Collaborative Paradigm of Intelligent Design | Building a Stable Track for Intentional Results.
Yes! This is what is truly needed to bring the joy, meaning and purpose back into teaching and learning! I honor your purposefulness in creating a systems approach that has rapport as the foundation! Beautifully inspiring!
With much enthusiasm and joy,
Thank you for reaching back with your joyous and supportive comments; they are much appreciated!
Since I've a collaborating heart and know our collective future is just that, a unity of oneness collecting ourselves around mutual points of intention and then finding ways to make our efforts accelerate by co-creating, I cannot resist the next logical invite... since our intentions listen to the beat of a different, yet similar drummer, Do you see ways we can expand each other?! I'd love to hear more.
All to Love,
It's a shared circle of growth (Affective domain: character development, virtues, emotional intelligence, unlocking our potential, self-esteem, growing a conscience, conflict-resolution, community classrooms, et al).
Thank you for the entry,
In just a sentence or two, would you share what you see as the most effective way your program is building, fostering or nurturing a culture of empathy?
Also, I'd like to invite you and any other applicants to to join in a recorded Skype based interview and panel discussion to talk about your program and empathy. For more see. http://bit.ly/y8WS7V
Director, Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
Good day, Edwin,
In response to your question:
What I find most delicious in your questions is the reference to a CULTURE of empathy because it highlights a most vital understanding that it's a human race skill of rapport, and it's one that needs to be part of the woof & weave of our relating as a human beings, because we are a whole consciousness of individuals who need to be genuinely caring about each other for a unified expression that can birth and maintain, "Peace on earth & good will toward all men." Wow! This needs to be more than a greeting card expression but our daily reality, right!?
What I see as the most effective
way AKRNA's program is building, fostering or nurturing a culture of empathy is 2 fold:
1. It is a systems oriented type approach that creates a integrated educational system with a consistent focus on the long haul, rather than using a stop-gap, temporary, here and there or injecting random programs injections an ailing system approach. This means it advances a cogent track from the parenting-infant end of the spectrum of our human learning curve to it's intentional end result of graduating adults prepared to be collaborative, skilled in interrelating communications, with skills learned from a lifetime of experiential learning that have become natural abilities.
2.Our program creates teaching for learning orientation focus that is rapport driven, thus, developing empathic skills/desires rather than the current paradigm of being competitive. It is a false notion that we must be competitive to thrive; we've a youth trained along that track, and the evidence is overwhelmingly clear, such a "fighting/better than" culture is producing a world of fear, socioeconomic imbalance, hatreds and hostilities breeding terrorism. The paradigm shift is from win-lose to win-win.
In response to your invite, I would be honored - this is a fantastic idea. I've sent you an email with my Skype contact info for furthering follow up. If you don't receive it let me know.
I'd be delighted to participate in an ongoing and evolving discussion about empathy. This is a 30 year evolving idea that I've been "experimenting" with as a process of teaching it for actualizing as people mature in order for it to be a long term learning, thus, making it a life ability and orientation of how one lives their life, not just as their philosophy or belief, but as their essential sensibility of relating.
All to Love,
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and articulate explanation of empathy and your program. I can see you have a lot of experience with empathy and you've thought a lot about it....
I'm looking forward to talking with you on Skype about this.
Here you can see other interviews with Ashoka commentators on How to Nurture, Foster and Teach Empathy in the Education System?
I have not received your email yet.
my email and other contact info is here:
I look forward to talking with you and scheduling a Skype 'empathy' interview.
To Everyone Open to Widening their Perception to Just How Big & Complex (not complicated!) Empathy IS:
Looking forward to expanding a co-creating effort to shift the way people relate: Not only is this a matter of developing skills so as to have abilities, it is also, attitude, emotional awareness with accurate vocabulary, awareness of body language, reflective listening & feedback, as an well as orientation to Principles that gives abilities, such as empathy, their vital spirit. And, likely, this little list is not complete, eh?!
I'll be uploading a brief video presentation to my ChangeMaker AKRNA entry soon; I suspect you may find it a SIMPLE, yet, quite powerful viewpoint... It would be loaded up and available now, but for a few technical hoops I'm learning to negotiate!
Thanks to everyone for caring & sharing.