Human beings come into this world with vast potential. We commit to honoring the individual’s soul, spirit, and intelligence. We do this by supporting communities that facilitate, encourage, and develop the natural capacities for learning that are present in everyone.
The Natural Learning Research Institute (NLRI) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization.
NLRI is dedicated to synthesizing, making sense of, and sharing research, knowledge and skills that facilitate the highest natural potential for learning. We provide you with a coherent method of teaching and skills including workshops, books, materials and this web-site.
The Institute’s work is grounded in the systems principles of natural learning developed by Renate and Geoffrey Caine and on the theory and processes that they have been developing and testing for over 30 years. It constantly explores other fields of research that support its efforts, including current understanding about the nature of expertise, the design and impact of video games, authentic leadership, organizational development, communities of practice and systems theory.
The Institute is located in the small mountain community of Idyllwild, California.