We are excited to welcome you to the 2017 Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) at Georgetown University, May 22-25 in the Healey Family Student Center. We have an exciting programming schedule to offer you that includes innovative sessions, workshops, keynote speakers, social hours and more! Please use this tool, SCHED, to select the individual sessions you would like to attend throughout the week of TLISI. Please note—we recommend you select your sessions as soon as possible, as some sessions are capped at specific capacities! If you have any questions, please email tlisi@georgetown.edu. Thank you and we’ll see you in May!
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Wednesday, May 24 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Empathy Mapping: A Powerful Tool for Exploring Diverse Perspectives - 3:00-4:15

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3:00-4:15 - One hour and fifteen minute session
This workshop will introduce instructors to empathy mapping, a pedagogical tool developed and piloted in Ethics Lab at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Originally drawn from the world of design, an empathy map is used to help students gain a deeper understanding of another person’s perspective to gain ethical, action-oriented insight about an unfamiliar experience.

This workshop will introduce empathy mapping by guiding instructors through the exercise as their students would experience it, using materials from Ethics Lab’s empathy mapping toolkit. The topical focus will be the divided political context in contemporary American society. Members of the Ethics Lab team will introduce the prompt, run a simulation of the activity, and lead a post-activity discussion of the issues the empathy map surfaced, as well offering advice for adapting this toolkit to approach challenging topics in different disciplines. Our team is committed to facilitating use of this tool in classrooms throughout Georgetown. After the workshop, we will be available to partner with faculty and instructors to help incorporate this tool into their own classroom instruction. 


Elizabeth Edenberg

Georgetown University
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Nico Staple

Senior Product Designer

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Ethics Lab Healy Hall, 2nd Floor