Clarifying values and sense of purpose can be a strategy for improving school culture, academic, and social-emotional learning.
School field site development
Explore possibilities to re-organize the scope or sequence of curriculum delivery to achieve valued improvements
Using an analogy of epi-genetic expression in relation to the cultural genome of the school curriculum, educators and school stakeholders (including students) may explore possibilities to strategically organize the scope or sequence of the curriculum for a give class, subject, grade level or grade band.
Develop a lower secondary school training program on interdisciplinary perspectives in moral psychology
Develop a lower secondary school training program on deeper and more interdisciplinary perspectives in moral psychology
Develop a middle grades training program on foundations in moral psychology
The Evolving Schools Rapid Ethnographic Assessment (REA) Toolkit is an evolving collection of methods and workflows for developing a rapid or exploratory understanding of local school cultures within societal, family-level, and/or individual contexts.
Interviews are usually between two people – an interviewer and an interviewee. Interviews are well suited for the collection of qualitative information from people about their thoughts and experiences. Interviews allow a researcher to ask follow up questions to understand the meaning of what people are saying.
How do you start a conversation about improving your school? Our collection of conversation starters is a good place to start.
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.