The Role of Empathy in the Learning Process and Its Fruitful Outcomes: A Comparative Study

Adil Kutlu, Lokman Coskun

Abstract


The aim of this study is to identify the role of empathy in learning process and to make students get involved in it and obtain fruitful outcomes in this direction. The qualitative method was used in this study to find out due data for explaining the positive effects of empathy for better learning. This study emphasizes the importance of empathy and its influence for making the learning process fruitful through comparing the explanations and views of Carl Rogers and the Prophet Muhammad. Actually, when the teacher approaches the students with empathy, he teaches the students not only how to use empathy towards other people but also they demonstrate empathy towards animals. The data were collected from the written views of Carl Rogers and the Prophet Muhammad` s approach in relation with empathy. The limitation is that we could not make any questionnaire or interviews. If those were done with some professors the reliable data were collected. The results explain that the teachers should approach the students like mother and father while teaching. Thus, this approach will make students learn easily and also make the students motivation high and better towards learning.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n2p203


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