Denmark schools train students in empathy as early as preschool

  • Danish children are exposed to lessons as early as preschool that are specifically designed to foster feelings of empathy and understanding.
  • The Atlantic reports a program called Step by Step presents young students with pictures of kids showing a range of emotions and helps them identify these feelings, talk about them and respect them.
  • Anti-bullying programs teach students to care more about each other, the CAT-kit program helps students develop empathy and emotional awareness and classroom teachers group students of mixed abilities to encourage collaboration, teamwork and respect across differences.