Tag Archives: research

Understanding Culture(s): Promises and pitfalls of Out of Eden Learn and other intercultural digital exchange programs

The research described in this blog post was conducted by Out of Eden Learn team members Anastasia Aguiar, Susie Blair, and Liz Dawes Duraisingh. Before participating in Out of Eden Learn, my understanding of culture was primarily taken from individual books about a culture … Since participating in Out of Eden Learn I would think, […]

Happy Birthday Project Zero!

Shari Tishman is a co-director of Out of Eden Learn and a former director of Project Zero. Many readers of this blog know that Out of Eden Learn’s academic home is Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This is a big year for Project Zero, because it is our […]

Recognizing, Reflecting, Contemplating: How students are engaging with beauty in nature through Out of Eden Learn

This post was co-authored by Susie Blair, Michelle Nguyen, and Shari Tishman One of Out of Eden Learn’s core learning goals is to encourage young people to slow down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others. If you are an educator who uses our curriculum, you may have found that students […]

Stories of Human Migration: The potential for students to learn about the world, themselves, and perspectives on the past?

Emi Kane and Sarah Sheya, who have done a great deal of work on this curriculum, contributed to the ideas in this post. Nathalie Popa also contributed. Approximately 1000 teenage students from varied geographic locations and family backgrounds are currently participating in our Stories of Human Migration curriculum, a learning journey that addresses a timely […]

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, […]

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 […]

Slow Journalism and Out of Eden Learn

Susie Blair has been a Research Assistant for the Out of Eden Learn project since the summer of 2015. As a Research Assistant, she helps organize and collect student work, conducts research with the project’s principal investigators, manages the project’s social media accounts and creates resources for participating educators. She holds a B.A. from Northeastern […]