HOW WE LEARN AND ADAPT IN SMALL GROUPS DETERMINES THE COURSE OF EVERYTHING.
THAT’S WHY WE’RE PARTNERING WITH YOUTH AND SCHOOLS TO UNDERSTAND AND IMPROVE THE COOPERATION DYNAMICS THAT SHAPE OUR LIVES, OUR COMMUNITIES AND, TOGETHER, OUR PLANET.
We start by developing free tools and resources.
Foster applied research toward shared improvement aims.
Develop youth and schools as community changemakers.
Share results in a global networked improvement community.
Achieve adaptive well-being at planetary scale.
WHAT WE DO
OUR SHARED AIMS
Social and emotional health
Teacher collective efficacy
Shaping the future of school
Shaping the future of work
Youth voice | engagement
Equitable education systems
21st century economics
Social capital and innovation
Whether in-person or remote, Prosocial processes are scale independent, and can be implemented within classrooms, projects, teacher or administrative teams, and school-community partnerships.
Social and Emotional Health
The physical and social-emotional health of everyone across the school community is critical to support and evaluate.
Prosocial incorporates contextual behavioral science (CBS) which provides evidence-informed practices for all ages and all levels of need. The following resources are applicable for children, teens and adults, and easy to learn.
Nobody, no matter their educational expertise, has the experience to ensure a fail-safe plan for the 2020-21 school year.
As school improvement specialist David Sherer has argued, it is not about choosing "the right model", it is about ensuring your school has the right systems in place to improve and adapt.
Networked Improvement Communities
The NIC model for school improvement builds on the latest insights for the spread of evidence-informed social innovation. This approach supports leadership from every chair to:
1. Clarify individual and group improvement aims;
2. Increase the capacity to ideate, share, and evolve solutions to complex improvement barriers;
3. Help groups stay focused on coordination around targeted goals, with an emphasis on cooperation within and between schools.
Teaching Materials, Ages 4-17
The science behind Prosocial offers 21st century learning content in all core subject areas, as well as community science methods for students to investigate and improve their communities.
We are seeking students who are passionate about evolving a better future through social change projects at the intersection of educational improvement, just culture, and regenerative economics.
Apply now or nominate a young person today to join an international team of peers, researchers and educators working together on evolutionary problem solving.
The highest level intervention is to model the system.
For students, teachers, and school leaders looking for community based science at the cutting edge of evolutionary change, we offer custom support to launch the Doughnut Economic Action Lab (DEAL) Portrait tool.
Our tools elevate existing group members, at any age. Key stakeholders receive Prosocial for Practitioners training that we sponsor, designed by Prosocial Institute.
For groups looking to nurture embedded leadership, you may consider Prosocial for Facilitators training for select group members.