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Education through empathy

Posted 9 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024

Charlotte Roberts, an assistant professor in the Educational Studies Department, is one of seven UWL faculty to earn a 2024 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award.

Charlotte Roberts receives 2024 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award

UW-La Crosse is home to many outstanding instructors who make a difference in students’ lives inside and outside the classroom. This year, UWL’s Provost Office received hundreds of nominations from students hoping to recognize their favorite faculty. From these nominations, a university committee selected seven faculty to receive 2024 Eagle Teaching Excellence Awards.   

They are:   

This is the sixth of seven articles highlighting the winners. 

Charlotte Roberts, Educational Studies

Started at UWL: 2019

Courses: Education courses: — Curriculum and Pedagogy and Social Studies Methods.

Background: I was an elementary school teacher. 

Favorite part of teaching: My research revolves around empathy, and my favorite aspects of teaching involve students' willingness and ability to participate in perspective-taking exercises, practice vulnerability and view controversial public issues through a variety of lenses, which in turn enables them to develop empathy for others. 


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