Arts-Based Learning

From Zero to Fifty: Marking a Half-Century of Project Zero’s Impact in Education

Harvard’s Project Zero has been at the forefront of education research for more than five decades. Director Daniel Wilson highlights some of its contributions and current lines of research.

The fourth floor of the stately Longfellow Hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is home to Project Zero, one of the longest-running research centres at Harvard University and one of the most impactful in the field of education. Visitors entering its lobby are greeted with eye-catching exhibits of Project Zero’s history, past publications and displays of its current research projects. Works of art and exhibitions of student work line the hallways. Quotes from former and current researchers dot the spaces between doorways. Offices and meeting rooms bustle with dozens of researchers analysing data, discussing findings, meeting with collaborators and writing up results. For five decades, the work of Project Zero’s researchers has illuminated the nature of a variety of human potentials, such as the nature of creativity, intelligence, thinking, and learning. Today their research is thriving, continuing to shape policy, theory and pedagogical practice around the world.

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