Developing Empathy in Children is an easy-to-read book that aims to guide educators to develop empathy among school-going children as an integral component across the school curriculum. This book is useful for anyone who wishes to understand the meaning of empathy and how it can be embedded in lessons to develop social and emotional skills in children. Definitions of crucial terminologies, stages in empathy development, the functions of the human brain, and, various approaches in developing empathy are duly covered with examples of lesson plans that serve as practical guides for educators. It encourages educators to have an innovative mindset by helping them to foster a positive learning culture both at the classroom as well as at the school levels.
Dr. Ilhavenil Narinasamy is currently attached to the Ministry of Education. She has been in the education service for 30 years and previously taught English Language and Moral Education to primary and secondary students. Being a trained educationist in English and Moral Education, Dr. Ilhavenil has also played a pivotal role in training in-service teachers on pedagogical and content knowledge in her field. She was selected to be the master trainer in Moral Education for state and national levels from 2002 until 2016 and has been awarded ‘Excellent Teacher’ in Moral Education from the year 2008 until 2015. Her research interests are Moral Psychology, Research Methodology as well as Analysing Data using NVivo Software. Adding to her credentials, she is also a certified trainer in Train The Trainer (TTT).