The initiative OStogether aims to raise awareness on the opportunities of open schooling
by Sabine Mickler
With our Project MOST, we are part of the OpenSchooling together Initiative. OStogether is a joint initiative of ten European Open Schooling projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme. The OStogether initiative is driven by a shared vision: to contribute to a more scientifically interested and literate society and to the development of more active, informed and responsible citizens, by opening up schools to society and society to schools, through the development of meaningful partnerships and projects between schools and community stakeholders.
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The projects behind OStogether aim to raise awareness on the opportunities of open schooling and on the different methodologies to implement this concept. MOST, Schools as Living Labs, Make it Open, OSHub, PHERECLOS, PULCHRA, CONNECT and SEAS work in the same direction: actively involving local communities in the teaching and learning process to help European schools becoming hotbeds of innovation and agents of community well-being. Apart from these SySTEM 2020 and COMnPLAY SCIENCE are research projects linked to learning outside the classroom. The projects promote the concept of open schooling: a concrete new way to approach science education programs by fostering collaboration between schools and local communities. Students, teachers, and their communities are invited to develop research and innovation projects to address relevant local challenges, contribute to community development, and promote an active global citizenship attitude.
Sharing the same goal, the projects developed common channels to raise awareness on the opportunities of open schooling and on the different methodologies to implement this concept. Find their latest guidelines, best practices, research outcomes, and upcoming events by following @OStogether on Twitter and Facebook as well as by signing up for the Open Schooling together newsletter.
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