The Four Purposes of the Curriculum will be delivered in the Pentrahafod Cluster by developing young people’s empathy skills and a life-long love of reading. Our children will go on to become empathetic members of our community, Wales and the wider world #EmpathyCymru.
Pentrehafod School is a passionate supporter of EmpathyLab. We believe that empathy is a core life skill, and a revolutionary force for social change when it is put it into action. To find out more click this link to visit the EmpathyLab official website.
To learn more about the 2020 EmapathyLab booklist, click below:
Click to read the EmpathyLab Newsletter with information about book talk questions.
“Reading fiction makes the brain simulate cognitive and affective responses to the real world”
Professor Maria Nikolajeva, Cambridge University.
Neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers are changing our understanding of how empathy works all the time. Most academics agree that:
– empathy involves multiple aspects of our physiology, from mirror neurons to our endocrine system
– empathy is made up of three main elements: emotional/affective empathy where we literally resonate with someone else’s feelings; cognitive empathy or perspective taking where we apply reason to working out how someone else feels; empathic concern which is a powerful motivator for helping others, a force for social justice.