Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2019)

Education of Literary Classics and Cultivation of Empathy*

Authors
Yonghong Gao
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Yonghong Gao
Available Online 14 February 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.074How to use a DOI?
Keywords
literary classics, empathy, humanistic education, strategies
Abstract
Previous researches have shown that reading literature fosters empathy. However, problems still exist in the educational function of reading literary classics and the classroom approaches. This paper is intended to discuss the values of literary classics education in the new era and strategies of cultivating empathy in the basic stage of English major. It is indicated that there is a close linkage between education of literary classics and cultivation of empathy. The education of literary classics can cultivate empathy, making people behave better, think better, and making the world become better. To effectively improve empathy in literary classics education, it’s necessary to connect inside and outside of the classroom and combine reading with writing appropriately.
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
14 February 2020
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978-94-6252-867-3
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.074How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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