Out of Eden Learn currently offers three different learning experiences, or curricula:
Core Learning Journey 1: The Present and the Local, offered to all school-age youth (12-14 weeks, offered in September, October, January and March)
Core Learning Journey 2: The Past and the Global, offered to all school-age youth (12-14 weeks, offered in January)
Stories of Human Migration, a specialized curriculum offered only to students ages 13+ (8-10 weeks, offered in September and January)
Core Learning Journey 1: The Present and the Local is designed to introduce students to the principles of “slow journalism”– that is, learning to observe their everyday surroundings carefully and to listen attentively to others. We also give students the opportunity to share stories and perspectives with others in their walking party and to document their everyday lives and local communities.
Core Learning Journey 2: The Past and the Global builds on those principles. It also introduces more explicit opportunities for students to reflect on how their own lives connect to bigger human stories. Because Core Learning Journey 2 builds off ideas that are introduced in Core Learning Journey 1, students typically complete the first learning journey before moving onto the second.
In Stories of Human Migration, students are invited to
Explore connections and stories from their own and other people’s lives related to the broad theme of human migration
Develop a more nuanced understanding of human migration, including complex factors involved in migration and the diverse and multi-faceted nature of individual migration experiences
Develop a critical awareness of their own perspectives on human migration, including the role of the media and socio-political contexts in shaping perspectives
Engage with the topic of migration through discussion on the platform and/or by taking action or engaging beyond Out of Eden Learn