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Thursday, October 6 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Slow Meets Social Media: Out of Eden Learn

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How can slowing down be used as a guiding principle for meaningful engagement on social media? How can slow looking, listening, and storytelling activities support both self-exploration and cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding? These kinds of questions are at the heart of Out of Eden Learn, an online global education program that connects youth (pre-K through high school) to take part in shared learning journeys.


The Out of Eden Learn curriculum consists of a series of offline activities and online exchanges between students on our custom-designed social media platform. These activities are designed around three core learning goals:  slowing down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others; exchanging stories and perspectives related to people, place, and identity; reflecting on how individual lives connect to bigger human stories.  Out of Eden Learn is an educational companion to journalist Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk - an epic, "slow journalism" project in which he is retracing on foot the migratory pathways of our ancestors out of Africa and across the globe. 

In this session, Carrie James will share an overview of Out of Eden Learn’s design principles and curriculum and selected examples of student work.



Thursday October 6, 2016 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Doheny Ballroom