Susan Hanisch

Susan Hanisch is the co-founder of the non-profit sustainability education organization, 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. 

Recent Posts

November 5, 2020 in Education

Elinor’s Classroom: Developing a Connected Concept of the Commons for 21st Century Civic Education

A new culture of interdisciplinary teaching is emerging in regards to the cultural evolution of school communities as agents of change through social learning.
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September 3, 2020 in Education

Transfer of Learning in Evolution Understanding: A Challenge Not Just For Students

Researchers focused on teaching evolutionary science have taken up the charge of seeking effective ways to help students appropriately transfer the core concepts of evolution across the diversity of phenomena…
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August 20, 2020 in Education

Education is an Evolutionary Science. Why Don’t We Teach It That Way?

There is an inspiring new direction in which the evolutionary science of education can be engaged as a platform for the empowerment of youth and whole school communities.
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