How Do We Cultivate Compassion and Respect for Others? [chapter]

Karen Schrier
2021 We the Gamers  
Chapter 8 describes how games may help people to cultivate empathy, compassion, care, and respect for others. How do individuals learn how to treat people with dignity and humanity, and how might games support this? What are the best practices and strategies for supporting perspective-taking and bias reduction using games? The chapter includes an overview of why perspective-taking and compassion matter in civics and ethics, and why games may support this. It also includes the limitations of
more » ... g games to explore our perspectives and biases, and how to minimize those limitations. Finally, it reviews strategies that teachers can take to use games to practice skills related to empathy and compassion. It opens with the VR experiences Tree and 1000 Cut Journey, and also shares five examples-in-action: Mission US, Attentat 1942, The Migrant Trail, The Road Not Taken, and When Rivers Were Trails.
doi:10.1093/oso/9780190926106.003.0008 fatcat:ydeol3plafgzxl6rjaohmijgre