The Empathy Experiment: Can Empathy be Taught?
English, Math, and Science are taught in the classroom, but has anyone ever taken a class on “empathy?” 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 the working poor in Columbus by immersing themselves in different experiences designed by community partners.
We’ll discuss the details of the program, and most importantly, whether or not it’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)