Develop University-Assisted Community Schools as an outgrowth of Educational Innovation Labs
Broad trends, areas, or frameworks for school improvement that can support new thinking about locally relevant strategies.
Humans across cultures and from early in childhood display a diversity of often strong moral beleifs and related actions in the world. Understanding the diversity and commonalities in human moral reasoning can be seen as a prequisite for engaging in public discourse on highly contentious and complex social or ecological issues. Schools can work to ensure an iterative, scaffolded, interdisciplinary curriculum that support adaptive understandings of diverse perspectives in moral psychology.
Building on the the University-Assisted Community School model, develop partnerships between university-based teacher education groups and local schools to advance collaborations around educational innovations and school improvement strategies.
Schools should help students develop a minimum metacognitive understanding of the concept of ethnotheories of everyday life, and the similarities and differences between everyday learning and scientific learning. This is especially critical in the domains of self, schooling, and society.
Students can and should be involved in the science-informed processes of community-based cultural evolution within their own school. Because this can be a complex task, schools should have some form of Community Science Lab (CSL), a group of students that are supported in more systematic approaches to school improvement through educational design thinking.
Ensure literacy in evolutionary concepts prior to secondary school