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There is Another Way: Human Connections and Citizenship

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. On November 7, 2016, a day before the arguably most controversial presidential elections in the U.S. history, […]

Uncovering the Everyday: Student work from the Out of Eden Learn project

Young people in countries around the world are slowing down to notice, appreciate, investigate and uncover the everyday in their neighborhoods and local communities. We hope students develop a capacity for and inclination toward slow looking and listening by participating in the Out of Eden Learn curriculum. We recently published a two-part series on our […]

Slow Journalism, Community Storytelling, and Out of Eden Learn’s curriculum: the experience of an aspiring journalist

Andres Camacho is an amateur journalist, currently in the midst of his first project about the mine spill in Brazil’s Doce River valley. Andres graduated in 2015 from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Digital Communication. Paul Salopek inspired me to become a […]

Out of Flint: Out of Eden Walk to Authentic Writing

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. “Authentic writing occurs when students compose with a voice that is uniquely theirs; therefore, it does not follow […]

From one story to another

Aly Kreikemeier is a member of the Out of Eden Learn team and a masters student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is interested in how the arts and education support civic engagement and cross-cultural dialogue. Before relocating to Cambridge for graduate school, I called the high desert home where I worked as […]

Popping Bubbles

Barbara Sahli is a Master’s candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Human Development and Psychology program. Her interests in youth perspectives, storytelling, and the impact of cross-cultural interactions on bias reduction and positive intergroup relations led to her participation in Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) group meetings during the past year. When […]

Promoting dialogue on Out of Eden Learn: Learning from two new offline initiatives

Jordan Magid is a recent graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Before Harvard, Jordan served as founding Executive Director for U-Doodle, a Miami-based arts and education nonprofit. He also co-launched the Miami chapter for Tea With Strangers, a community building organization based in San Francisco. Jordan is interested in understanding how to promote authentic dialogue in […]