Author Archives: Shari Tishman

How learners slow down with Out of Eden Learn: Research insights and updates (Part 1 of 2)

This post was co-authored by Shari Tishman and Susie Blair from Project Zero. Why research “slow”? As many readers of this blog may know, one of the core learning goals of the Out of Eden Learn curriculum is to slow down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others. To support this […]

Vito and Paul: A Guide’s Story

Imagine this: You are eighteen years old, just out of high school, and a former teacher calls you up and asks if you’re interested in being a local walking guide and translator for someone named Paul Salopek – a journalist from National Geographic who is taking a seven-year walk across the world, following the path […]

Slow Looking and Complexity

Out of Eden Learn team member, Liz Dawes Duraisingh, recently discussed our latest iteration of learning goals for students and educators.  The first goal on the list is: Slow down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others. This theme, of slowing down to look closely at the world  –or “slow looking” – […]

Out of Eden Learn and the Project Zero Family

Some readers of this blog may know that Out of Eden Learn is one of several projects housed at Project Zero, a research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Project Zero has been around for a long time – 47 years, to be exact – and over the years it has been the […]

Slow Looking

Just as Paul is engaged in “slow journalism”, we are also trying to carve out a space that encourages slow looking and slow learning. By slow we don’t mean boring or without challenge. Rather, our goal is to encourage students to pause for a while in their hectic schedules to look long and closely at […]