Eija Raatikainen (PhD / University of Helsinki) is a
Principal lecturer in University of Applied Sciences of Metropolia in
Social Service programme. Her academic focus is "Trust”, as phenomena in
different field, as like in social work and educational practice.
Eija is coauthor of the study, Qualified Empathy: A key element for an empowerment professional.
"In this paper, we will describe how teaching and
learning to use empathy has been a part of studies for Social Services
students. We argue that professional empathy can be approached in
ways when studying empathy.
In our case, we have used traditional learning and
teaching methods alongside creative methods such as visual arts and drama
as ways to learn
and teach empathy."