Believing and re-investing in the Teaching ProfessionOPEDUCA: Made by Teachers
OPEDUCA MasterClass has been designed to support teachers to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding for succesfully implementing and building OPEDUCA in their school and region. Through MasterClass teachers also learn about the worlds of work, the latest scientific and social developments, and local as well as global trends related to sustainable development.
OPEDUCA supports teachers to re-invent and fully empower themselves.
Teachers learn to take (back) responsibility for education by renewing their own professional development through intensive and transformative training in OPEDUCA MasterClasses’. The MasterClasses are organised in multi-day courses, both in the own region as well as connected to the expanding global learning space. Through the MasterClasses teachers also learn to practice and apply reflective skills with acknolwedgement of the cultural context in which their learning and that of their students takes place.
OPEDUCA MasterClassesGoing where higher education left behind
Every OPEDUCA development in the field starts with re-basing und upgrading teachers' profession, position and ability to act.
The minimum 'take-off' speed is achieved after an intensive 4-day MasterClass.
OPEDUCA is being built and operated cooperatively, so are the MasterClasses. They are joint efforts of schools, industry and science, eventually leading to a true peer-to-peer learning of teachers.
As OPEDUCA leads to re-thinking education, a whole school development can be envisioned, a proces that can only be carried by a strong backbone of professional teachers. For OPEDUCA is not an 'add-on' to regular scholing, but a new base that eventually effects the whole scale of educatoinal policies and practice. Through OPEDUCA MasterClass teachers start their route towards becomming entrepreneurs of education.
During the first year, 4 day & night MasterClass days are mixed with try-outs and test in daily school practice. Gradually and on a basis of full adoption by the school, the MasterClasses go further, deeper, become more intense untill the teachers have full control over OPE