Empathy is the mother of invention: Emotion and cognition for creativity in the classroom

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Helen Demetriou and Bill Nicholl argue that empathy, and not necessity, is the mother of invention. They studied pupils from two schools. While one school continued with its lessons as usual, the other replaced its lessons with a kit named Designing Our Tomorrow, which includes instructions on empathy. The pupils from the second school showed a considerable increase in emotional and cognitive creativity. Solely understanding the subject matter at a rational level doesn’t seem to be enough to solve our issues. Read full article here

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