We understand the goals of others by simulating their actions on our own neural systems. This unit looks at mirror neurons, empathy, and the social nature of learning. It also discusses the need to align teacher and student goals in the classroom and the importance of reflection, or inner-directed attention, in developing meaning and motivation.
- 1. Monkey see
- 2. Empathy and context
- 3. Learning and mirror systems
- 4. Empathy, morality, and motivation