Can Virtual Reality Teach Empathy?

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Another middle school teacher who dropped his students into the virtual lives of refugees was Charles Herzog in Londonderry, Vermont, whose class tried VR in December near the end of a unit about forced migration. The Google Cardboard viewers that Herzog's students used were bought by his partner in the project, the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont. According to Tarrant's professional development coordinator, Rachel Mark, empathy education fits into Vermont's required "Transferable Skills," specifically "Responsible and Involved Citizenship," which includes the ability to "demonstrate ethical behavior and the moral courage to sustain it."