The aim of this work is to describe the general process of development of empathy from the ontogenetic point of view and how this process is associated with the development of human empathy. The processes involved in the formation of empathy start in the fetal formation and conclude at the stage of young adult. Then, the formation of empathy in a subject is determined by biological, environmental and interaction between these factors. These factors should be considered for any intervention in the curriculum in relation to the introduction of empathy in the process of teaching and learning.
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