The book is a practical introduction to the concept of empathy, its measures and application in education. It is designed as a coursebook for students who are taking the course in “Empathy and Communication in Language Education” offered on the degree programmes for language teachers at the Facutly of Educational Studies and the Arts, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia. It is especially aimed at foreign students who are studying at the university on the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme and choose to enroll on the course.
English language teachers may also ????ind the texts and tasks helpful in their work. All in all, it is appropriate for any reader who is interested in the subject of empathy and has advanced suf????iciently in their language knowledge.
Chapter one offers a brief review of the concept of empathy.
Chapter two describes several scales for measuring the psychological constructs of empathy and locus of control as well as different teacher behaviour modes.
Chapter three comprises two studies which exemplify the application of these scales in foreign language education research.
Chapter four offers some practical cues and tasks which are aimed at those who want to better develop their empathy skills.
The international students’ reports included in this chapter illustrate the general mindset of young people.