Sound Stories Cultivate Historic Empathy in Teachers and Students

  • Sumer Seiki

Abstract

With the increased demand for culturally and linguistically relevant teaching, this paper explores the use of sound stories to cultivate empathetic understanding in undergraduate preservice teachers. I inquiry into the process of creating, writing, and performing a sound story about my family’s American Japanese imprisonment experience to better understand this teaching method and adapt it for teacher education. The inquiry reveals counter stories of agency and resistance, as well as a powerful and creative teaching tool for increasing empathy in both the teacher and students.

Published
2012-06-01
How to Cite
SEIKI, Sumer. Sound Stories Cultivate Historic Empathy in Teachers and Students. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 373-388, june 2012. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Sound-Stories-Cultivate-Historic-Empathy-in-Teachers-and-Students>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2018.