A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
Isn’t compassion for wimps? Don’t you have to be ruthless to succeed in life? Does caring for others really make you less stressed? Is everyone capable of feeling empathy? How do gang members become peacemakers?
These are the daily concerns of modern teenagers when it comes to empathy.
Mind with Heart aims to make empathy a challenging focus of investigation for teenagers, starting from their own concerns, so they can build up their own curiosity about this human experience and come to a personal conviction of its benefits to oneself and to others.
Too often teenagers have no space to explore these questions and no access to information designed for their age group.
A Solução: Qual é a sua solução? Seja específico!
Mind with Heart facilitates meetings between teenagers, including youth at risks, and the world’s leading experts on empathy and compassion, such as scientists, thinkers and changemakers.
The Empathy and Compassion in Society Youth Conference is an opportunity for 350 teens to take part in this life-changing experience.
The event will take place on 22 November 2012 at the Southbank Centre, near Westminster in London, UK.
The youth conference is based on our curriculum and a pilot carried out last year: Young people prepare their own questions in advance, starting from where they are at. The interviews are filmed, and edited into short videos designed to initiate debates in schools. The young people who did the interview go back to their schools and present the videos in assemblies. The videos are widely available to schools through the internet.
The project uses media and tools that appeals to young people: science, celebrities, video materials, and social media.
O Modelo: Demonstre através de um exemplo específico como sua solução faz a diferença; inclua suas atividades primárias
Mind with Heart has piloted the project by facilitating two unique interviews last year:
In June 2011, students from the Family Life Centre near San Francisco interview Dr Paul Ekman, pioneer in the study of emotions, and internationally renowned for training government officials in emotion recognition.
In September 2011, young Londoners from Bethnal Green Academy and Hampton School interview Matthieu Ricard, the Buddhist monk that popular media named the happiest man in the world.
The videos have already gathered over 10,000 views in less than 6 months. You can view the videos on the Mind with Heart channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MindwithHeartchannel?feature=watch
The speakers at the Youth Conference will include neuroscientist and empathy specialist Tania Singer, theologian Karen Armstrong, initiator of the Charter for Compassion (tbc), co-founder of Action for Happiness and headmaster of Wellington College Anthony Seldon, and Yotam Heineberg, who works with gang members-turned-peacemakers.
As well as giving the students involved a life-changing experience, and involving their whole school in learning about empathy, the project allows schools internationally to access free educational materials.
The project is based on the experience of Mind with Heart in running workshops on empathy for teenagers.
We plan to organise other such youth conferences in other countries to broaden the range of interviewees, and of schools involved.
See http://compassioninsociety.org/index.php/youth-gathering for details.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
This project is designed to meet a specific need of the lack of widely available information suited to teenagers about empathy, and to complement other empathy education initiatives.
While other Mind with Heart projects use a participatory educational approach and encourage young people to make their own observations and draw their own conclusions, we feel there is equally a need to give access to quality information on empathy, that can be tested against personal experience.