Caring Teacher in Developing Empathy in Moral Education

Volume 01- Issue 01
Ilhavenil Narinasamy Wan Hasmah Wan Mamat
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Abstract:


In this paper, a case study of an experienced teacher is highlighted illuminating her understanding as a caring agent in the classroom, her caring ways to enhance teacher-student relationships and how she incorporated empathy as a basis of caring in her moral lessons. Methods such as non-participant observations, semi-structured interviews, teacher’s journal and document analysis were adopted in over eight months of this study. The findings highlighted teacher modeling, engaging students and pedagogical content knowledge as central themes in teacher exhibiting caring to students. In displaying caring, it also accentuates the approaches the teacher embarked in developing empathy among the culturally diverse students in the classroom.

Keywords

  • Caring
  • Empathy
  • Teacher-student relationships
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