Dustin Eirdosh, PhD, is the Educational Innovation Coordinator within the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology, at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, Germany. He collaborates with schools, university-based teacher education researchers, and the global Prosocial Schools network, and the OECD focus group on curriculum overload and redesign. His work focuses on teaching human behavior as an interdisciplinary theme, as well as supporting innovations in using Community Science Labs to drive participatory school improvements around aims of global sustainability and well-being.
Dr. Susan Hanisch is an education researcher and teacher educator at University of Leipzig, Germany, and at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany, and is the research coordinator for the Prosocial Schools circle within the non-profit organization, Prosocial World. Her educational work is focused on exploring educational innovations in teaching human behavior as an interdisciplinary theme and in using Community Science Labs to drive participatory school improvements around aims of global sustainability and well-being.
This Climate Classroom Lesson will explore the intersection of Human Behavior and Climate Action. The lesson will provide an introductory perspective on the interdisciplinary behavioral sciences as they relate to supporting effective and collective climate action. We present climate action as a collective action problem and explore ways to address collective action problems. We present Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom’s Core Design Principles as a framework of social conditions that foster cooperation and discuss the use of the framework for effective climate action.
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 – 2PM CET – Register here.
Resources for Additional Learning
- Atkins, Paul W. B., David Sloan Wilson, and Steven C. Hayes. Prosocial. Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups. Oakland, CA, USA: Context Press, 2019.
- Messner, D., Guarín, A., & Haun, D. B. M. (2013). The Behavioural Dimensions of International Cooperation. Centre for Global Cooperation Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2361423
- Styles, R. (2022). The Conversation. Orchestrating Evolutionary Change. 3rd ed. LeanPub. https://leanpub.com/TheConversation
- Schubert, Christian. “Green Nudges: Do They Work? Are They Ethical?” Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics. Marburg: Philipps-University Marburg, School of Business and Economics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129284.
- Wilson, D. S., Ostrom, E., & Cox, M. E. (2013). Generalizing the core design principles for the efficacy of groups. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 90, S21–S32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2012.12.010
- http://openevo.eva.mpg.de – resources and courses around teaching about human behavior as an interdisciplinary theme
- lesson materials for teaching about cooperation in the light of evolution and sustainability https://openevo.eva.mpg.de/teachingbase/evolution-sustainability-and-cooperation/
- Teacher education course Human Behavior & Sustainable Development https://openevo-learninghub.eva.mpg.de/course/view.php?id=114