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Webinars and Presentations

Our education development team and our researchers offer webinars and recorded presentations, both directly with students around the world, as well as for teacher development opportunities. 



Why human behavior is at the center of education

In September 2020, students at the Leipzig International School organized a TEDx event around the theme of boundaries, personal, social, and planetary. Dustin Eirdosh presented a talk entitled "Why human behavior is at the center of education", which frames how the science of human behavior offers new ways for students to extend their learning beyond the boundaries of classic school subjects.

The talk highlights why human behavior is central to understanding the human condition more broadly, and how our understanding of human behavior impacts how we relate to ourselves and others. The talk concludes with a call to action regarding how schools can re-conceptualize the role of human behavior as both scientific content to be engaged, and an empowering context for school and community action towards a more sustainable future.

Global ESD - ISTE Webinar on teaching the science behind sustainable behaviors

Original webinar: Weds, May 13th, 2020

Today's global society faces major challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including sustainable resource use, social equality, and providing access to good education, health and human well-being for all.

What can we learn from the communities of the world, from our evolutionary history, from our everyday behaviors and experiences, and from other living beings about how to master these challenges of cooperation and sustainability?

In this webinar, find out learn about our work using the Global ESD educational design concept to support internationally sustainability education initiatives that connect concepts in human evolution, behavioral ecology, and sustainability science. By linking scientific perspectives on social change with students and classrooms seeking to make the world a better place, our aim is to foster a global discussion about where we are going in the light of where we all have come from.