What's the idea behind it?
The competencies that today's students need to succeed in their careers can be hardly developed within traditional curricula.
These competencies involve:
Outside the Classroom
Mapping the environmental needs, interests and opportunities of the local communities, experimenting new forms of learning, opening a dialogue with different socio-economic actors of their local community.
Think Outside the box
Identification of the business ideas, development of critical thinking skills and boosting a sense of initiative, improvement of teamwork skills needed for turning environmental issues into green business opportunities.
Developing innovative and sustainable solutions in line with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, mapped to an innovative framework.
OUTSIDE Training Toolkit for Teachers:
Environmental Education through Open Schooling
OUTSIDE Online Resource Centre
Collection of business projects OUTSIDE
OUTSIDE Competence Framework and Guidelines for sustainable local development
Online Resource Centre
The OUTSIDE Resource Center (IO2) contains the authentic material created by the project partners during the experimentation of the OUTSIDE methodology, as well as material (policy papers, projects, best practices, research, studies, etc.) focused on innovation in education applied to environmental protection and sustainability through open schooling useful for teacher training.
Outside opens up to local community
Local schools, communities and small businesses come together to help young adults
develop entrepreneurship mindsets and acquiring sustainable behaviour and skills necessary to promote innovation and the green economy.
If you represent an environmental association, public body, SME or any other organisation active in the field of
sustainable development, you are invited to join the OUTSIDE community.
Why join us?
The Outside community
to empower young students
as Change Agents
to help students make a change in and with the local community
to help youngsters identify local needs, opportunities and challenge and turn environmental problems into business opportunities
to network with other organization across Europe through the online Project Platform