The OPEDUCA Project
Towards a more sustainable future
through the transformative power of Education.
Trusting and Enabling Youth to learn
Anytime, Any place, with Anybody , through Any device
on the themes that define their and our common sustainable future.
Welcome in OPEDUCA
Through this site we offer an insight in The OPEDUCA Project and welcome all who wish to participate in this ongoing and ground breaking innovation in Education.

The OPEDUCA Project is a local-to-global cooperative effort from people in education, industry, science, culture, arts, regional governments and students to improve youngsters' changes for development. They share the vision that a more sustainable future can best be realized if the young can spread their wings and explore the world, it's people and knowledge. To learn about what counts in the future and gain experience today, enabled to be(come) the entrepreneurs of our common more sustainable future.

Thereto we create 'OPen EDUCational Areas/regions', OPEDUCA, on a local scale. Regions in which schools are opened to society and educational (re-)sources come within youngsters' permanent reach. The OPEDUCA Project is locally effective and links regions around the world towards a global learning space, so the young can discover, meet, learn, build ideas and generate action in order to truly become the future.

Learn about the underlying Vision, the Program through which OPEDUCA can be brought to practice, the Organisation required and Activities arising from there.

In short, The OPEDUCA Project is an on-going joint course to enable and empower the young of this world to learn Anytime, Anyplace, with Anybody and through Any device about those themes that define our more sustainable common future. OPEDUCA is about open education, skills and knowledge development to enable all youngsters to become respected citizens, to meet the future's labourmarket, about their ability to take responsibility and action and about respecting and understanding worlds' ecology and biodiversity that enables us all to be.



Join in if you share the vision, get the picture and see how you can contribute through your knowledge, skills and experience. You are most Welcome in OPEDUCA.

Jos Eussen


Take part in writing the "OPEDUCA Base Paper" and join the process of co-creating the concept and it's implementation across the globe. Contact us.

"Despite the enthusiasm from Swedish society and schools for education for sustainable development, it is not enough to have solitary workshops every now and then. This is why I am drawn to OPEDUCA, because I recognise the need for coordinated efforts to mainstream education for sustainable development, and to integrate it into our social consciousness. I also recognise that we should not just bring knowledge on a plate to people, but also foster co-creation in knowledge and participation in knowledge production, as this will optimise sustainable outcomes".



Robert Wade
Master of Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
Lund University

Vision

If the youth of today can learn AAAA, Anytime, Anyplace, with Anybody, through Any device on futures' most relevant themes, connected globally, that is the best way to bring near a more sustainable world.

Program

The OPEDUCA Project offers  a set of guidelines and concrete activities that can be molded into a program for the full scale transition of Education and Schooling, including Technology Learning, Deep Learning, Whole School Approach, 21st Century Skills and much more, integrated in one effective and efficient approach.

Organisation

OPEDUCA is not organised in a traditional way, has no 'head office' or a permanent staff. merely coordinating hubs in a cooperative network, building on joint insights, energy and activities of people from all corners and levels of society.

Activities

Schools and their partners create an array of coherent activities when active in OPEDUCA. Check out a selection of these to get a better impression of what OPEDUCA is all about.

This program will connect the dots among education, business and regulators globally and bridge the existing gap. The OPEDUCA Project seems like a movement the world needs wright now.

Ljupka Naumovska, PhD
Professor at University of tourism and management
Macedonia
It's is impossible to
grasp this concept at once,
it is very extensive.

Rosé Lemeer
Manager Secondary Education Bonnefanten College
Maastricht (Netherlands)
Actively immersed in real-life, inquiry & project based learning, aiming to make our world a better place, that's what OPEDUCA is about.

Lene Jensby Langefounder / @ Autens
Co-leading Global Schools Alliance (Denmark)
Here biology, physics, geography, chemistry could be based on strategic development, open learning. The lack of open education and too much theory is the way that our system works now. Must be a big change as it is too old, not attractive, nor realistic.
Building OPEDUCA in schools will give a new and attractive way of learning.

Flavia Ardelean
Teacher (Romania)
"I had a look at the website and it really made me smile, as many of the thoughts and struggles I had during high school have been picked up. Just yesterday I was talking to a friend that sometimes I would have loved to be exposed even more to new ideas in order to choose what I want to learn and discover."



Mihaele Corj
Student (Hamburg)

In my humble opinion, OPEDUCA has got several aspects to be highlighted:
Practical skills, to be applied in the students’ community itself. Working on basic and necessary skills: Speaking in public, teamwork, develop and boost their full potential…
Encouraging students’ critical thinking. We see how it is increasingly less developed. Importance of languages!!! Essential point today. Caring about teachers’ training, motivation and recognition. At the moment there is a debate in Spain about giving students homework or not. Parents’ associations have adopted a "homework strike", starting with a homework-free week. It seems to them that everybody can be a teacher. Perhaps they should stand right before 25 or 30 students, and let us know. It is a profession which has been worsening more and more over the last years, at least in Spain. I believe society is partly responsible, as teachers are very poorly valued. A great mistake, as the future of society lies in our hands. Nothing less. Not using textbooks as a general rule. I think they are a great tool for looking up information, but not as the only way to learn. There are so many ways to do so. In "Flight For Knowledge" ,cooperative work is mentioned. This is really important for the effective learning among same or different ages.
Very positive aspect highlighted : Local, regional and global scope.


Rosi M. García
Maestra de Educación Primaria y Pedagoga Terapéutica en Colegio Concertado