Empathetic Functions of Social Learning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era
This study has been conducted utilizing the paradigm of social learning that connects people in the fourth
industrial revolution era and the ‘space’ of social networking system as an ‘educational’ platform. ‘Introspection’ of learners
of the classes comprised of the ‘courses of practice’ and contents of the entire course of the ‘classes’ were shared on Social
Networking System (SNS)analyzing the ‘communication and sharing’ between learners and also between instructors and
learners. According to the results of analysis in this course, it was found that the development of ‘capacity’ of learners in the
cognitive perspective and ‘emotions and interactions’ shared with each member involved the empathetic functions.
Mechanism of interaction formed by the social learning constituted empathy among human beings and also provided
‘empathetic’ interactions for cooperation and mutual respect to overcome the fourth industrial revolution era.
Keywords: Fourth industrial revolution, social learning, empathy, learner-based, interaction