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Susan Hanisch and Dustin Eirdosh are the co-founders of the non-profit organization Global ESD (www.GlobalESD.org) and education researchers in the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Dustin and Susi work across the disciplines of education and human sciences to advance interdisciplinary teaching materials and teacher development supports to understand global sustainability issues through the lens of evolution and human behavior. 

EEO Article:

Can the science of Prosocial be a part of evolution education?
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186/s12052-020-00119-7.pdf


Hanisch & Eirdosh Preprints:

Conceptual clarification of evolution as an interdisciplinary science
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340232177_Conceptual_clarification_of_evolution_as_an_interdisciplinary_science

Educational potential of teaching evolution as an interdisciplinary science
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340279173_Educational_potential_of_teaching_evolution_as_an_interdisciplinary_science

Causal mapping as a teaching tool for reflecting on causation in human evolution
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339953523_Causal_mapping_as_a_teaching_tool_for_reflecting_on_causation_in_human_evolution


Other articles mentioned in the Podcast:

Regardless of students’ belief systems (creationist, theistic, non-theistic) students tend to view evolution has having negative personal and social implications. 
Brem, S. K., Ranney, M., & Schindel, J. (2003). Perceived consequences of evolution: College students perceive negative personal and social impact in evolutionary theory.Science Education,87(2), 181-206.

A biology teacher encourages students to “boo” other students for any reference to “need” in evolutionary explanations as opposed to helping students resolve the role of behavioral responses to need in evolutionary processes (see Hanisch & Eirdosh preprint: Causal mapping as a teaching tool for reflecting on causation in human evolution)
Bravo, P., & Cofré, H. (2016). Developing biology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge through learning study: the case of teaching human evolution.International Journal of Science Education,38(16), 2500-2527.

 

Published On: April 26, 2020

Susan Hanisch

Susan Hanisch

Susan Hanisch is the co-founder of the non-profit sustainability education organization GlobalESD.org, and a guest scientist at the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Together with her husband, Dustin Eirdosh, Susan develops teacher training courses and educational resources to advance teaching and learning at the intersection of evolution, behavior, and sustainability science. By linking scientific perspectives on social change with students and classrooms seeking to make the world a better place, the aim of this work is to foster a more global discussion about where we are going in the light of where we all have come from. 

Dustin Eirdosh

Dustin Eirdosh

Dustin is the co-founder of the non-profit sustainability education organization GlobalESD.org, and a researcher / education outreach coordinator at the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Together with his wife, Susan Hanisch, Dustin works through teacher-researcher collaborations and student-led community science projects to advance teaching and learning at the intersection of evolution, behavior, and sustainability science. By linking scientific perspectives on social change with students and classrooms seeking to make the world a better place, the aim of this work is to foster a more global discussion about where we are going in the light of where we all have come from. 

Dustin tweets about evolutionary approaches to sustainability education from @GlobalESD and about teaching evolution in early education from @EvoKidsGlobal

 

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