The Empathy Experiment: Can Empathy be Taught?
English, Math, and Science are taught in the classroom, but has anyone ever taken a class on â€œempathy?â€ Probably not.
Dr. Denvy Bowman, President of Capital University, is trying to teach empathy outside of the classroom, with a program known as the Empathy Experiment.
Beginning this past January, six Capital University students began exploring the conditions faced by Â the working poor in Columbus by immersing themselves in different experiences designed by community partners.
Weâ€™ll discuss the details of the program, and most importantly, whether or not itâ€™s achieving its goal of teaching empathy.
Watch The Empathy Experiment at Capital University:
- Denvy Bowman (President, Capital University)
- Andy Grizzell ( Empathy Experiment Student Participant)
- Barb Packer (Food Pantries Corporate Director)
- Jeff Biehl (President, Access HealthColumbus)