Open Schools for Open Societies (OSOS) is led in Ireland by CASTeL researchers Dr. Eilish McLoughlin, Dr. James Lovatt and Dr. Paul Grimes. This large scale project supports teachers and schools across 10 European countries to adopt Open Schooling approaches, by:
a) developing a model that promotes such a culture through the co-creation of inspiring projects
b) providing support for teacher and school leaders, such as, staff development, redesigning time, and partnerships with relevant organisations (local industries, research organisations, parents associations and policy makers), and
c) suggesting a range of possible implementation processes from small-scale prototypes through to setting up an “open school within a school”
The aim of the OSOS project is to support schools and teachers in designing and implementing Open Schooling with a theme linked to the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals and relevant to regional and local issues. For example, one of the project themes looks at the food choices that we make, and how these might impact on our planet’s production and consumption of food.
The themes of the project activities developed and pursued in participating schools will focus on areas of science linked with the Grand Societal Challenges as shaped by the EC, will be related to Responsible Research and Innovation and will link with regional and local issues of interest.
The project will support schools to transform as innovative ecosystems, acting as shared sites of science learning for which leaders, teachers, students and the local community share responsibility.
You can join the Open Schools Portal to find out more about resources and opportunities for Open Schooling
If your school would like to get involved contact: firstname.lastname@example.org