Vulnerability in the Classroom: A Catalyst for Subjective Well-Being, Empathy, and Learning.

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    • Abstract:
      Building on a leader development assignment used at the United States Military Academy at West Point, we created an innovative course requirement assigning undergraduate students at a public civilian university in the Mountain West to share and analyze crucible events as part of an individual student presentation. Crucible events are defining moments of change comprised of adversity and a positive response to that adversity. We developed this course requirement to enable enduring positive experiences and enhanced long-term outcomes for students. Although this assignment caused many participating students to feel vulnerable, students reported that this vulnerability facilitated subjective well-being, empathy, and learning. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]