Harvard’s Mara Krechevsky Joins CPI’s Advisory Board

Mara Krechevsky Harvard Project Zero

Harvard’s Mara Krechevsky Joins CPI’s Advisory Board

CPI is delighted to announce that Harvard's Project Zero's Mara Krechevsky, has joined our Advisory Board.

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Project Zero’s Mara Krechevsky, a leading expert on international education and the theory of play, has joined our Advisory Board.

Harvard’s Mara Krechevsky is a senior researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Project Zero’s mission is to understand and nurture human potential –such as learning, thinking, ethics, intelligence and creativity –in all human beings. Project Zero is a research center founded in 1967. It explores topics in education such as deep thinking, understanding, intelligence, creativity, and ethics.


Harvard Project Zero Mara Krechevsky multiple intelligence map


Mara is a researcher on the Pedagogy of Play Project, a collaboration with the LEGO Foundation. The objective of the project is to develop a pedagogy for supporting learning throughout play from pre-to middle school. Creando Comunidades de Indagacion is a collaboration between Project Zero and Innova Schools Network to develop a culture of inquiry-driven teaching and learning.

Mara co-authored the acclaimed book Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools. Visible classrooms are committed to five key principles: that learning is purposeful, social, emotional, empowering, and representational. 

Book cover of Visible learners by Mara Krechevsky Project Zero
Visible Learners highlights learning through interpreting objects and artifacts, group learning, and documentation to make students’ learning evident to teachers

Currently, Mara is the Project Director of 21st Century Excellence, a Project Zero collaboration with the Centro Educacional de Campos, a Brazilian school network. It’s mission is to create a framework for excellence in K-12 teaching and learning. It is a collaboration with the Columbus, OH, Museum of Art. 


Mara is a prolific researcher, and has been conducting educational research for over 30 years. She is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles.  The three-volume series, Project Zero Frameworks for Early Childhood Education, translated into six languages.

Harvard Project Zero Frameworks for Early Childhood

CPI attended the LEGO Foundation’s Playful Schools Conference in March. For more information, visit our Education page.

Mara Krechevsky’s Twitter Handle here.

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