Ethics and Empathy Learning

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.

This initiative is designing and disseminating new tools and pedagogies for introducing “non-prescriptive” ways of learning about ethical frameworks and values in educational and governmental organizations, including law enforcement agencies, around the world.  The program is collaborating with high schools and middle schools to develop new curricula and resources  for teachers that integrate critical thinking methodologies with hands-on workshops.  The current project has involved designing apps and games and is working with a variety of collaborators including Education Arcade, Learning Games Network, MasterCard Foundation, Hope Lab, WGBH, and Televisa. Programs have already been deployed through organizations in the US, Mexico, Colombia, India, and parts of Africa.