As some of you know, Carrie James, Shari Tishman, and I just returned from a trip to Tbilisi, Georgia to visit Paul on behalf of the whole Out of Eden Learn community. It was an incredibly rich and generative trip – details of which we will write about in due course. We wanted to start […]

We’re excited to be launching new walking parties of students who are carrying on their learning in Out of Eden Learn by engaging in Core Learning Journey 2: The Past and the Global. In this blog I’d like to share with you some of the thinking behind our latest curriculum design. Veterans of our learning […]

This blog is a direct response to Veronica’s beautiful and extremely rich piece FINDING OUR WAY INTO EACH OTHER’S WORLDS: MUSINGS ON CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE TAKING. I’d like to contribute some additional thoughts and explore how cultural perspective taking relates to what we are doing with Out of Eden Learn. As Veronica explained in her piece, […]

Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero where she also chairs the Future of Learning institute. Her research group examines quality approaches to educating for global competence in and across the disciplines in multiple  education contexts. Like many readers of this blog, I follow Paul’s dispatches with delight. Each story invites me […]

In recent months, the Out of Eden Learn team has been thinking hard about how we can improve our online community – especially our sense of community. In the fall, we unveiled our new dialogue toolkit, which is a set of suggested moves and routines designed to support meaningful dialogue on our platform. In the wake […]

Many readers of this blog will know that Out of Eden Learn is an initiative of Project Zero, a research organization based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Given that we’re a research organization, how would we characterize our research agenda for Out of Eden Learn and what’s our vision moving forward? First of […]

Vincent Chunhao Qian recently graduated from the Human Development and Psychology master’s program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently working as a research assistant on Out of Eden Learn. At the beginning of our current learning journey, we ask students to respond to a short survey after reading one of Paul’s […]

Educators who are in the United States – and many of you who are not – will be well aware of the release of the grand jury’s decision on Monday night to not indict the police officer who killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Sadly, the shooting of […]

In her most recent blog post, Liz Dawes Duraisingh began a rich discussion of mapping as a way of representing our world, our histories, and our stories. Continuing this conversation further, I wanted to share my own fascination with mapping and the possibilities it creates for individuals and communities. This past summer, I had the […]

I was fortunate to attend a recent workshop called Flattening the Globe: The Beauty and Challenge of Flattening Perspectives run by Mariah Landers and Tamar Posner of Math Action at Project Zero’s recent Making, Thinking, Understanding conference in San Francisco, organized by the group CASIE. In the picture below you see me hard at work trying […]

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