Open Schooling Declaration

Okada, Alexandra; Malagrida, Rosina; Vives-Adrián, Laia; Neuhaus, Sigrid; Alliaj, Greta; Mossuti, Giuseppe; Cakmakci, Gultekin; Gray, Peter and Kolionis, George (2023). Open Schooling Declaration. The Open University.



The Open Schooling Declaration (OSD) is a comprehensive initiative aimed at advancing the open schooling movement. It seeks to raise awareness about the importance, objectives, methodologies, and relevance of open schooling across various forms of education. The OSD aims to strengthen open schooling by widely disseminating common principles, recommendations, and actions that promote the development of resources, technologies, methods, practices, and policies.
The OSD comprises 12 global principles, along with a set of 14 recommendations and 40 actions. It is intended for various stakeholders, including governments, international organisations, education agencies, ministries, charities, universities, schools, STEM professionals, and third-sector organisations such as museums and outdoor education providers.
The initial version of the OSD was initiated by the partners of the CONNECT project and subsequently improved with input from an External Advisory Board. It underwent a pilot test by partners and collaborators who shared examples from their practices related to the OSD. The second version of the declaration was refined through discussions and contributions from experts and practitioners within the Open Schooling Together (OST) community. The 3rd version was disseminated and refined in two events at CICOS2023 (Barcelona) and UN SDG2023 (New York).
This collaborative process resulted in a joint deliverable that acknowledges all the collaborators involved in shaping the declaration.
Join the movement to transform education! Sign the Open Schooling Declaration today and support the push for inclusive, innovative learning. The OSD champions 12 principles and 14 recommendations to reshape policies and practices for a brighter future in global education. Your signature matters! Sign in.
To cite:
CONNECT-OSTogether (2023). Open Schooling Declaration. CCBYSA 4.0
Open University ISBN: 978-1-4730-3958-2. []

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