" .....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"
Impact on the school as a learning environment
Implementing OPEDUCA Flight for Knowledge will have a range of conseuences for the school. One of them is that the physical structure of a school will undergo a transformation; the well-known class-room set-up will be either replaced by ‘Open Learning Spaces’,
or transformed into larger, more college-hall-like, rooms that make it possible to address larger groups of students by 1 teacher on specific subjects and sub-themes of a Flight for Knowledge.
In OPEDUCA whole-class activities (visits, exchanges) are replaced by a large amount in great variety of student-teams searching for knowledge during their thematic learning process. From the perspective of the school, time- and energy consuming project-weeks and other more mass-scale efforts to highlight an educational priority, are no longer necessary. Means available can now be ‘injected’ more specifically for the better good of the learning-process, raising both its efficiency and effectiveness.
Businesses, Science, NGO’s, Cities, etc., are invited by the students to (be-)come Partners in Knowledge.
OPEDUCA practice shows that the students embrace Flight for Knowledge rapidly, with pleasure and measurable learning outcomes, where it is the teachers that have to face the challenge of adapting, to keep pace with their students who grow wings and go out to discover, observe, question, debate, report and question again; who learn.