EVOLUTION INSTITUTE PROJECTS

Education Initiative

The Education Initiative is a long-term commitment to identifying and evolving more viable systems for healthy human learning and education.

The Education Initiative is a long-term commitment to identifying and evolving more viable systems for healthy human learning and education.

  • Think – Education, Learning, and Youth. Workshops were held on various aspects of education, including youth, play, early learning, and governance strategies. Our work on risky youth behavior, led by Bruce Ellis, has a special section in Developmental Psychology; A book, Dave Geary and Dan Burch, eds., is in preparation. The Journal of Play featured several articles from our conference.
  • Say – Sharing and Informing. A special publication on Education and Evolution includes a series of articles written by leading researchers in developmental and learning sciences. This collection of essays demonstrates how evolutionary theory can produce a comprehensive, meaningful science of education.
  • Do – Redesigning the Learning Environment. ¬†The East Tampa Academy, our newly opened tuition-free school, is serving early elementary age children. The Academy is built on principles that have emerged from the study of learning from an evolutionary perspective as well as other empirical and theoretical¬†sciences. Our previous efforts at the Regents Academy for failing students showed highly significant impact within one year with a large effect size.