Author Archives: Liz Dawes Duraisingh

Research to design and back again Part 2: Iterating on our Stories of Human Migration curriculum

This piece stems from research carried out by Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Emi Kane, and Sarah Sheya, with contributions from the rest of the Out of Eden Learn team. In a recent post we outlined how we have developed a framework for engaging young people around the topic of human migration, as informed by our design-based […]

Research to design and back again Part 1: Iterating on our pedagogic framework for changing the conversation about migration

This piece stems from research carried out by Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Emi Kane, and Sarah Sheya, with contributions from the rest of the Out of Eden Learn team. All graphics are by Sarah Sheya. As we explained in a recent blog post, the research agenda of Out of Eden Learn is intimately connected to the […]

Understanding Culture(s): Promises and pitfalls of Out of Eden Learn and other intercultural digital exchange programs

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, […]

The iterative relationship between practice and research on Out of Eden Learn

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 […]

Changing the Conversation about Migration: A Provisional Pedagogic Framework

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 […]

Introducing an Ally in International Digital Exchange: Global Cities, Inc.

Since 2013, Out of Eden Learn has been promoting meaningful digital exchange among youth growing up in diverse geographic contexts. We have previously written on this blog about the way in which the political and social context in which we operate has made our work seem all the more timely and important, given recent trends […]

Stories of Human Migration: The potential for students to learn about the world, themselves, and perspectives on the past?

Emi Kane and Sarah Sheya, who have done a great deal of work on this curriculum, contributed to the ideas in this post. Nathalie Popa also contributed. Approximately 1000 teenage students from varied geographic locations and family backgrounds are currently participating in our Stories of Human Migration curriculum, a learning journey that addresses a timely […]