Tag Archives: culture

#RayofHope: Inspiring thoughts from Out of Eden Learn students

For many of us—especially in the United States—the political landscape in which we currently find ourselves is increasingly unnerving. With so much divisiveness in our public discourse and an often overwhelming amount of troubling news stories, it can be difficult to find moments of inspiration, hopefulness, or clarity. Now, more than ever, we (the Out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul’s Responses to Student Work

This post is designed to highlight – and share – some of Paul’s responses to student work produced within Out of Eden Learn. Given Paul’s limited availability, we periodically put together a package of student work for him to comment on; individual students then receive a reply from Paul, which other students in their walking […]

Learning from participating educators: Highlights from last week’s Google+ Hangout

This blog post refers to the Google+ Hangout that we organized on Tuesday, March 24. Because of a technical glitch the Youtube videos are divided into Part 1 and Part 2 – and while it was a very interesting conversation, you should know that the sound quality throughout was rather variable. This post synthesizes some […]

Finding our way into each other’s worlds: Musings on cultural perspective taking

Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero where she also chairs the Future of Learning institute. Her research group examines quality approaches to educating for global competence in and across the disciplines in multiple  education contexts. Like many readers of this blog, I follow Paul’s dispatches with delight. Each story invites me […]

Responding to Ferguson

Educators who are in the United States – and many of you who are not – will be well aware of the release of the grand jury’s decision on Monday night to not indict the police officer who killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Sadly, the shooting of […]

Stories without borders

Yan Yang currently works as a research assistant for Out of Eden Learn. A doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is interested in researching teaching and learning as exploratory experiences in various contexts. She was a preschool teacher in China before studying at HGSE. Walking past Israel and the West Bank […]

Refining our learning and research goals

Over the past few weeks we have been trying as a team to distill the most powerful and promising aspects of the learning opportunities afforded by Out of Eden Learn and to consider how we might best frame our project moving forward. This discussion is still ongoing and will be informed by further interviews with […]