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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 […]

Walking shoes, global trade, Santa and more: Paul Salopek responds to young people’s questions

In December, some members of the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team visited Paul Salopek in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he will spend the winter before resuming the Out of Eden Walk in the spring, heading east towards China. We took the opportunity to organize a Google+ hangout chat between Paul and OOEL participating schools. Scheduling our chat for […]

After the Election: Reflections from Out of Eden Learn

This post was co-authored by Carrie James and Shari Tishman. This week, the US presidential election came to a close with an outcome that surprised many in the US and around the world. This election will be widely discussed and remembered as one of the most contentious and challenging elections in our history. Both the campaign and its […]

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism in a World of Echo Chambers

At the end of July, Project Zero held its seventh annual Future of Learning institute for educators. This year’s theme focused on “nurturing digital and global citizenships.” Taking a broad conception of citizenship, the institute explored how educators might support youth to develop the skills and dispositions to engage meaningfully with others in their own […]

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 […]

Insights from the Recent Out of Eden Learn Educator Survey

Anastasia Aguiar is a Ph.D. student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with research interests in historical understanding, civic development, and migration. She recently joined the Out of Eden Learn team. A kindergarten classroom in Keratsini, Greece. A high school classroom in Rome, Georgia, United States. A grade 6 classroom in Accra, Ghana. These […]

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 […]

Glimpses from the Classroom in Piraeus, Greece: Part 3 of 3

We are proud to share a new video called Out of Eden Learn Glimpses from the Classroom: Kiriaki Melliou, with videography and production by Sarah Sheya. To accompany the launch of this video, Kiriaki has written a blog post to explain how Out of Eden Learn fits in with her educational philosophy and classroom practice: […]