Empathy Skills through Media Education
How are media and empathy connected? Do forms of media increase loneliness or communality? Can types of media be used to create more understanding between people?
‘Messages in a Bottle’ studies media in particular in relation to access to information, listening, interaction, self-expression and involvement. Overarching themes include promoting wide-ranging competence in empathy and freedom of speech.
A message in a bottle is a familiar communication method from adventure stories. Sending a message in a bottle can be seen as a form of media. In this case, the bottle is the media device or tool, and the message itself is the media content.