ERIC Number: EJ1065051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Empathy in the Classroom: Can Music Bring Us More in Tune with One Another?
Music Educators Journal, v101 n4 p56-61 Jun 2015
Empathy has captured attention in diverse fields, such as the arts, education, medicine, and entertainment. This article provides insight into the development of empathy through music-making experiences. Recent research has suggested that music educators can play a valuable role in promoting empathy in their students through specific music learning processes. In addition, the personal empathic connections that are made in the creation and performance of music can influence teaching strategies. This article offers definitions of empathy, reviews recent studies of empathy and music-making, and provides applications for teachers.
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