Anjali Rodrigues is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This past spring, she was an Artist-in-Residence with Project Zero. She worked at the Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain, where she and her group of teens conducted interviews and took photos to explore themes of identity, community, and what it means to […]

When our ancestors trekked out of Africa in the Pleistocene they weren’t just seeking out untapped natural resources to harvest—herds of antelopes and wild fruit trees. They weren’t simply being harried across the Earth by droughts, population pressures and famines. They were embarked on a journey of cognition. Homo sapiens’ ability to observe, experiment, adapt […]

A former high school Economics teacher and education policymaker from Singapore, Jolyn Chua recently completed her Masters in Education (Mind, Brain and Education) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been attending Out of Eden Learn team meetings. “The first picture is a picture of a water supplier that runs around India. In […]

Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) is designed around three core learning goals. Across the different “footsteps” (activities) in our curriculum, we emphasize: slowing down and closely observing the world; exchanging stories/careful listening to the stories of others; and exploring how individual lives connect to the lives of others. In developing an online community where students share their […]

Out of Eden Learn recently invited Bassam Almohor to be the guest of honor at a Google+ Hangout with Out of Eden Learn educators and students. Bassam was Paul’s walking guide through the West Bank and is an accomplished writer, photographer, and videographer in his own right. Our hour-long conversation with him proved to be […]

As a member of the research team at Out of Eden Learn, I have been interviewing students to learn more about their experiences on our platform since early this spring. One thing I hope to find out more about is what students are learning from interacting with each other. To this end, I asked the […]

I recently went to a talk organized by the Civic and Moral Education Initiative here at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The talk, by scholar Phil Hammack, was called Can Talking Help? Dialogue and the Politics of Peace Education among Israeli and Palestinian Youth. What he had to say was in many ways a […]

This post is designed to highlight – and share – some of Paul’s responses to student work produced within Out of Eden Learn. Given Paul’s limited availability, we periodically put together a package of student work for him to comment on; individual students then receive a reply from Paul, which other students in their walking […]

During our recent trip to Tbilisi I had time to sit down with Paul and interview him. I want to pick up in this blog post on one particular theme he talked about during our conversation: how the Out of Eden Walk has given his writing a new coherence. I’ll explain what he means by […]

This blog post refers to the Google+ Hangout that we organized on Tuesday, March 24. Because of a technical glitch the Youtube videos are divided into Part 1 and Part 2 – and while it was a very interesting conversation, you should know that the sound quality throughout was rather variable. This post synthesizes some […]

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