Evolution • Behavior • Sustainability
Educational Innovation Research for Understanding the Human Condition
Our teacher’s guide offers a fun and practical introduction to our educational design concept and core content anchors.
Our students and collaborators understand the value in our interdisciplinary approach to educational innovation
OpenEvo curates a vast and rich landscape of interdisciplinary learning opportunities. We welcome motivated individuals to explore, however, many resources are best explored in the more social context of organized learning communities. Use the guides below to get going!
Students around the world are invited to use the resources on OpenEvo through more formal classroom collaborations, and/or through informal, independent exploration.
Students more interested in learning about scientific perspectives on human evolution, behavior, and sustainability may wish to begin by exploring TeachingBase collections such as Evolution, Cooperation, and Sustainability or our NetLogo Models.
Students more interested in working towards practical improvements to your own school or community may wish to begin your journey within our Community Science Lab modules.
OpenEvo was originally developed to strengthen programs in teacher education. We encourage university-based teacher education groups to not only engage, but contribute and improve to our growing collections of resources. Pre-service teacher students are also encouraged to explore our resources and networks for practical undergraduate or master’s level thesis directions.
If you are not currently enrolled in a teacher education program using OpenEvo, then we encourage you to follow the guidance for teachers below, and/or contact us to discuss setting up a program at your institution.
If you are enrolled in a university-based context, then you will find your module within our Learning Hub.
Teachers around the world are invited to use the resources on OpenEvo through more formal classroom collaborations, and/or through informal, independent exploration.
If you are interested in or have questions about using or adapting any resources within OpenEvo, feel free to contact us to discuss your school context.
Generally, it can be helpful to explore our Teacher’s Guide to Evolution, Behavior, and Sustainability, which provides an overview of our Educational Design Concept.
If you are primarily interested in learning about scientific perspectives on human evolution, behavior, and sustainability, you may wish to begin by exploring TeachingBase collections such as Evolution, Cooperation, and Sustainability or our NetLogo Models.
If you are primarily interested in supporting students as leaders in school improvement, then you may begin your exploration in our Community Science Lab, and our collaborating partner network, Prosocial Schools.
We also have a variety of more structured teacher education modules on our Learning Hub.
OpenEvo is built on deep collaborations between not only students and teachers, but also interdisciplinary scientists from across the foundational and applied spectrum.
If you are an education researcher, learn more about the elements of our Educational Innovation Research and Educational Design Lab models.
If you are an interdisciplinary scientist interested in using our approach to open communication and educational opportunities in your field of expertise, please contact us to discuss further.
Our resource databases
Our network of databases within this platform (the OpenEvo Bases) are organized around broad themes of educational design. Resources from our bases are integrated across this site, and within modules in our Learning Hub.
Our database of teaching materials, lessons, and units, organized across thematic collections.
Check out the TeachingBase Home to find popular lesson collections from OpenEvo and partners:
Our database of projects that either inform, contribute to, and/or result from OpenEvo.
Best explored from the ProjectBase Home.
Our database of research methods related to educational design research at OpenEvo.
Best explored from the MethodsBase Home.
Our database of academic research and other literature relevant to our educational design concept.
Learn more at the LiteratureBase Home.
Educational Design Lab
Our Educational Design Lab is a global community resource for supporting and evaluating innovations in teaching human behavior as an interdisciplinary theme, and evolution as an interdisciplinary science.
Use the links below and in the menu above to navigate across core Educational Design Lab pages:
Community Science Lab
Our Community Science Lab (CSL) model engages school students in applied projects that seek to understand and improve elements of school culture and curriculum that are important to school communities. We have been collaborating with schools in Leipzig and internationally since our launch in 2019.
Use the links below and in the menu above to navigate across core Community Science Lab pages: