Research and Resources
For over 25 years, Aaron Stern, founder of the Academy for the Love of Learning, has consulted with organizations across the nation and internationally, reinventing institutional paradigms to center around learning and transformation.
This methodology guides our research initiative and lies at the heart of Ventana, the Academy’s organizational consultancy program. Through internal research and collaborations the Academy is committed to discovering innovative, sustainable solutions to the complex challenges of our times.
The Academy coordinates a variety of internal research projects. One project, which ran in 2013-2014, investigated how Common Core Standards intersect with the El Otro Lado in the Schools integrated arts curriculum. This project demonstrated how arts-rich, experiential learning delivers hard academic skills.
In 2014, the Academy launched a 3-year research project with Richie Davidson and his team at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Davidson, a leading neuroscientist, was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. His breakthrough research has revolutionized how we understand the mind, our emotions, and how to nurture wellbeing for ourselves and others.
The Academy’s project with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds will explore the connection between wellbeing and transformation within the various programs of the Academy.
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