Tag Archives: identity

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 […]

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 […]

Our Places and Our Worlds

Jessica Fei is a member of the Out of Eden Learn team and a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is a Spencer Foundation Early Career Scholar in New Civics. With separate funding from The Germanacos Foundation, Jessica is running a pilot study called Story/Space to complement what we are […]

Gazing outward, looking inward

With every dispatch  from the field, Paul delivers a delight for our senses… we are navigating picturesque landscapes, challenges of terrain, and unknown encounters. Paul is literally opening up the world to us through his journey of 22,000 miles and his retracing of over 60,000 years of human history in what he has described as […]

Reflecting and Connecting: Out of Eden Learn and The Good Project

“Resolve to reflect.” On New Year’s Day 2014, I tweeted these words along with a link to a thoughtful article by civic entrepreneur Eric Liu about meaningful questions worth reflecting on in the New Year and beyond. Liu worked with Lynn Barendsen and Howard Gardner of Project Zero’s Good Project to craft a set of […]

Finding our place in the world

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. I was excited to receive an invitation from my colleagues to blog for Out of Eden Learn […]

A Space for Dialogue

Upon logging in to Out of Eden Learn, students are greeted by a Google image of the earth. Red pins point to the locations of schools in a walking party; yellow markers indicate where Paul Salopek has been in his journey. The map neatly illustrates our co-existence, and the distances that can be bridged by […]

Youth Participatory Action Research: Lessons For Out of Eden Learn?

I teach a course called Introduction to Qualitative Research here at the Harvard Ed School. It is a fun course to teach: it is designed to offer students a sense of the terrain of qualitative research – which, broadly speaking, is research that seeks to understand how people experience or make sense of the world. […]

What’s unique about Out of Eden Learn?

This week more “walking parties” will begin their learning journeys on our new Out of Eden Learn platform. As I described in the previous post (WHAT’S NEW ABOUT OUR NEW PLATFORM?) we have spent a great deal of time working with our web developers to design a system that is uniquely tailored to the needs […]