Building Empathy in STEM and Programs Abroad
Traditionally, there has been a gap in teaching empathy to STEM majors. This session will explore the current state of STEM teaching and the developing shift toward adding empathy to the skill set needed for successful STEM careers. The presentation will also walk participants through strategies for teaching empathy through a change in pedagogy during study abroad programs and look at tools that facilitate intercultural learning and build empathy. Participants will examine the cultural shift that’s taking place in the field since the case has been made that empathy is actually advantageous to science.