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EDUCATOR & PARENT SUPPORT
EMPATHY, EQUITY EDUCATION ARTS INITIATIVES & TRAINING DIVERSITY/INCLUSION (Anti-Racism)
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL & CREATIVE PLAY
FUN FUTURE - TV for YOUTH
We are planning a Children's Television Show based on characters from SissyMarySue books, as well as NEW characters. We are working from the already extensive plan created by Dr. Wendy Muhlhauser in her previous Media, Technology and Innovation doctoral class before she graduated.
PRESERVING CHILDHOOD to PRESERVE HUMANKIND and our NATURAL WORLD! This is SUSTAINABILITY work for our world through --STORYTELLING--CREATIVE PLAY--MUSIC within Social & Ecological Justice informed EDUCATION.
SissyMarySue a.k.a Dr. Wendy Muhlhauser has a dissertation that informs our work with SissyMarySue Education Fund. It surrounds creative story-telling and PLAY a.k.a CREATIVE PLAY. The attached link to the autoethnographic study, with a video documentary component, examined teaching that emphasizes playfulness, empathy, and inclusion, in the context of education and for general youth development. Our work operates from this frame of reference!
Dr. Wendy Muhlhauser- Dissertation
KEYWORDS: PLAY, CREATIVE PLAY, EMPATHY, EDUCATION, K-6 EDUCATION, ONLINE TEACHING, PUPPETS, STORY, STORYTELLING, HIERARCHY, DISCRIMINATION, PREJUDICE, INEQUALITY
Operating from the hypothesis that much of our prejudice and inequality, results from a lack of empathy, my dissertation answers the research question: What reflective insights emerge from an autoethnographic study of creative story-telling and play, in the online teaching of elementary grade children? This autoethnographic study, with a video component, examines my online teaching that emphasizes playfulness, empathy, and inclusion, in the context of education and for general youth development.
The documentary-style presentation, offers excerpts of my teaching, an online version of storytelling and play, as learning tools to facilitate the understanding of empathy and shared humanity. There is a narrative of reflections for class planning, personal and academic discoveries, teaching and other data comprised of journal entries, personal reflections and poetry. There are citations of research, a literature review, and conclusions with visuals to advance understanding. I believe my illustrations will make for unique connections between playfulness and the development of empathy.
Muhlhauser, W. J. (2021). Creative Play for Teaching Empathy to Young Children: an Inner Exploration of an Instructor's Process, a Visual and Narrative Journey (Doctoral dissertation, Fielding Graduate University).