seeks research collaborators is an online portal and app for the delivery of curated international film programs ​to young audiences. It was developed at Stanford GSE and the d.School to present the children’s international film festival as an equitable environment for empathetic, cross-cultural, immersive learning with the capacity for directive (D.Pillemer, 2002) impact on childhood autobiographical memory. Originally tested at Stanford d.School, Bayside STEM Academy, Stanford Children’s Hospital, it has since been tested in other learning situations including the rural US and newly-arrived refugees in Berlin.

Learning problems include peer-to-peer learning with non-regional or international peers; peer-to-peer learning supporting recovery; the distinctiveness of cross-cultural learning; access to travel-like or immersive cross-cultural experiences as equitable learning experiences; foreign language cinema as an immersion tool for cultural literacy.

We seek to engage with researchers who are interested in these problems for potential exchange, contribution and collaboration. Contact Catherine (Katy) Kavanaugh to learn more or explore potential collaborations.