Fostering Understanding, Empathy and Dialogue in Our Students

Presented by: Dr. Ian Jamison, Head of Education for Generation Global; Claire Lorentzen, U.S. Education Manager for Generation Global; with Cory Davis, Educator & Generation Global Dialogue Facilitator, Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington
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Our students are growing up in a world that looks very different to the one we grew up in. It is essential that we foster specific skills in each of these learners to better prepare them for the world they will enter upon leaving school. During this engaging discussion, our speakers explored the skills of understanding, empathy and effective dialogue. Not only do these skills better prepare students for work and life beyond school but they allow them to successfully navigate the difficult conversations and differences they will encounter.

Whether we like it or not, our world is becoming smaller and more connected every day. It is essential that we create opportunities for our learners to have first hand, meaningful experiences to best prepare them. Technology is prevalent in everyday life; it affords us as educators the chance to connect our students with other learners from across the globe. Learn how you can leverage technology to connect your students with their counterparts across the globe through virtual classrooms and safe, monitored online environments.

You will leave this webinar with:

  • A clear understanding of why understanding, empathy and effective dialogue are so important
  • Ideas for integrating these topics into existing lessons
  • Free tools and resources from Generation Global to give your students the skills and experience they need to flourish in an interconnected and complex world