Learning by Design is a project by educational researcher Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, supporting teachers to integrate multiple pedagogies and learning processes into the design of learning environments.
Schools often have the aim to engage students and community members in school management and improvement efforts, but often it is not easy to do this in an effective and valued way. Schools can work towards solutions to evolving and sustaining valued participatory governance within their school system.
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 middle grades training program on foundations in moral psychology
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.
A collection of protocols for understanding the everyday ethnotheories of school origins across human development and cultures.
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.