You can read this Harvard Graduate School of Education article on social-perspective taking
--and even take a test yourself!
What would you teach the kids in your class, your colleagues, or the people around you about the importance of perceiving others' feelings? Are feelings an important part of the curriculum, something to manage and sublimate, or both?
From the article:
"While it is widely accepted that understanding the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of others – or social perspective taking – is crucial to successful relationships, researchers have found that it also plays an important role in the classroom. “One of the findings from my research,” explains HGSE assistant professor Hunter Gehlbach, 'is that the students who get higher grades also tend to be more motivated and more accurate in their perspective taking.'” (Gehlbach, Usuable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Do you have examples about how perspective-taking can be a key element in learning? What do you think about the article--and the test?