By Suzanne Cope

Can empathy be taught? Adult learning theorists are observing how cognitive dissonance, the state of holding two or more conflicting beliefs at the same time, might affect how people change their minds.

“Coming to terms with cognitive dissonance facilitates what the adult learning theorist Jack Mezirow called transformational learning – identifying and addressing our biases through action, becoming a bit more tolerant along the way.”

Who in your community has helped you see the world through a different lens?

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