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ERIC Number: EJ1238637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1823-7797
Promoting Empathy Using Design Thinking in Project-Based Learning and as a Classroom Culture
Hashim, Adila Md; Aris, Sharipah Ruzaina Syed; Fook, Chan Yuen
Asian Journal of University Education, v15 n3 p14-23 Dec 2019
This paper explores the benefits of empathy skill for school students. The encouragement of empathy skill in school was discussed in two situations: 1. Using design thinking approach for project-based learning and 2. Promoting as a classroom culture. Empathy is an act of understanding, being conscious and experiencing the feeling and thoughts of other people. It is the key to inspire social innovation and diminishing prejudice against others. Empathy skill has affected our feeling of wellbeing and human centeredness to provide an understanding of people's needs. By integrating design thinking process in school, students will equip themselves with empathy-related skills such as communication, observation, decision-making and positive relationship with others as part of their active learning process. Adapting design thinking in project-based learning requires students to be aware and concern in exploring human-driven design which leads to user satisfaction for any problem's solution. Empathy also has the advantage of forming a positive classroom culture and sustaining a good teacher-student relationship. This paper discussed how the design thinking process can promote empathy skill during project-based learning for humanizing decision-making and the opportunity for empathy integration in the classroom to engage in positive collaboration and teamwork.
UiTM Press. Asian Centre for Research on University Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Education, Penerbit UiTM, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bangunan Fakulti Pengurusan Hotel dan Pelancongan, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia