Author Archives: Liz Dawes Duraisingh

Learning Journey

We are pleased to point you in the direction of A Journey Shared, an article co-authored by Out of Eden Learn co-directors Liz Dawes Duraisingh and Carrie James, which was posted on the National Geographic’s Out of Eden Walk website earlier today. In it, we share some highlights from our December trip to visit Paul […]

A letter to our community

Dear Members of the Out of Eden Learn Community – educators, students, parents, project partners, and other friends of the project, We wanted to reach out to you today to acknowledge the extremely troubling and tumultuous moment that we are currently living through in the United States. While we are not a politically partisan project, […]

Situating Out of Eden Learn Within a Shifting Landscape: Takeaways from the Association of Moral Education Conference

For those new to this blog, Out of Eden Learn is an online learning community developed by Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to foster thoughtful cross-cultural learning and exchange. It involves a collaboration with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek, who is currently walking around the world, following […]

Some Suggestions for Encouraging Thoughtful Cross-Cultural Inquiry and Exchange

This work is co-authored by Anastasia Aguiar, Susie Blair and Liz Dawes Duraisingh. Over the past year, our team has gained some clarity in terms of articulating the Out of Eden Learn model for fostering thoughtful cross-cultural inquiry and exchange among diverse youth. We have avoided using the term “culture” explicitly in our curriculum, in […]

Everyday Borders

** If you would like to have a class participate in Stories of Human Migration, please email us at learn@outofedenwalk.com. We are excited to share what we believe to be an important addition to the Out of Eden Learn curricula: our new Stories of Human Migration learning journey, which we are offering to students aged […]

Introducing a New Learning Journey: Stories of Human Migration

** If you would like to have a class participate in Stories of Human Migration, please email us at learn@outofedenwalk.com. This spring we piloted a new curriculum on Out of Eden Learn: Stories of Human Migration. Classes from the United States, Canada, Singapore, and Australia participated. We were fortunate to work with a group of […]

Out of Eden Learn in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump

I have just spent a week in England visiting family and friends as part of my annual vacation. For a bit of context, I am British by birth and still a UK passport holder, though I was not eligible to vote in the recent referendum because I have lived outside of the country for too […]

Slow, reciprocal, authentic: Distilling the key ingredients of our model for cross-cultural inquiry and exchange

Out of Eden Learn – which did not acquire this name until six months into the project – began as an exploratory collaboration between Project Zero and journalist Paul Salopek, with the loose ambition of establishing an online learning community to accompany his walk around the world. There were shared interests around having audiences slow […]

Paul’s appreciation of student work: Sharing the wealth

As I write, Paul is getting ready to set off across the bleak and remote steppes of Kazakhstan. According to Paul, this part of his journey has been one of the most demanding because of the logistical preparations necessary to walk across terrain that hasn’t been traversed on foot in decades. Nevertheless, he recently found […]

Situating Out of Eden Learn within a broader landscape

Recently, the Out of Eden Learn team held a retreat to discuss our strategic vision and work priorities. Increasingly, we feel the need to distill key lessons we’ve learned – and continue to learn – from the experience of developing Out of Eden Learn. How can we crystallize for others what lies at the heart […]