The research described in this blog post was conducted by Out of Eden Learn team members Anastasia Aguiar, Susie Blair, and Liz Dawes Duraisingh. Before participating in Out of Eden Learn, my understanding of culture was primarily taken from individual books about a culture … Since participating in Out of Eden Learn I would think, […]

In December, 2014, I wrote a blog post called Research and Out of Eden Learn: Forging Our Own Path. Re-reading this piece, much of what I wrote then still resonates: we continue to strive to do research that is action-oriented, collaborative, and learning-centric, even if we ended up going down slightly different paths than we […]

Out of Eden Learn’s curricula and platform are explicitly oriented around three broad themes: slowing down, exchanging stories, and making connections. Carried out locally and through online exchanges with youth from different backgrounds, we see our program as a powerful vehicle for a range of potential outcomes – developing new insights about one’s own identity, identifying […]

Shari Tishman is a co-director of Out of Eden Learn and a former director of Project Zero. Many readers of this blog know that Out of Eden Learn’s academic home is Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This is a big year for Project Zero, because it is our […]

This post was co-authored by Susie Blair, Michelle Nguyen, and Shari Tishman One of Out of Eden Learn’s core learning goals is to encourage young people to slow down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others. If you are an educator who uses our curriculum, you may have found that students […]

Mark Urwick is the Instructional Coach at RJ Frank Academy of Marine Science and Engineering in Oxnard, California.  Last year he supported 11 classrooms that were participating in Out of Eden Learn. Getting Started In the early 1990s I started my teaching career in Japan at a small English conversation school about two hours north […]

This blog post is co-authored by Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Emi Kane, and Sarah Sheya. Last year, Out of Eden Learn piloted and launched a new learning journey called Stories of Human Migration. We wanted to see if the curriculum design principles we had developed for promoting thoughtful cross-cultural inquiry and exchange  — inviting young people […]