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The Open School Model provides school leaders of a powerful framework that can help with transformation to an open school.

The Open School Model provides school leaders of a powerful framework that can help them with transformation to an open school. This transformation can only take place if a school does not isolate itself, but opens up to other schools. Schools can form a hub together, in which schools help each other, collect good practices and share their experiences. Such an open and curious environment will support the development of innovative and creative educational activities. The model takes school settings into account and therefore ensures that school leaders can innovate in a way that is pleasant and suitable for schools.

The model proposes a process and this process starts with the Change Agents who are becoming Inspiring Leaders of the school community. The OSOS support mechanism offers different solutions in the phases towards an open school. It supports school leaders to capture the needed steps for innovation, but it also supports them to decide a suitable strategy to spread the word throughout the school. Constant reflection is part of the process.

More information about the Open Schooling Model and the OSOS support mechanisms can be found in the deliverables D2.1, D2.3 and D3.1. You can find these in the library of the OSOS web.

Responsible Research and Innovation
Research and innovation are crucial for overcoming the major challenges our society faces today such as the climate change, the aging population and mass immigration. The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and the OSOS project are interconnected. RRI enables to develop strategies that link education content to wider societal goals and engage learners to become responsible citizens.
This video explains the relation between the RRI initiative and OSOS.


The Open Schools for Open Societies project consists of different work packages and in each work package a part of the project is developed. The results of a work package can be found in the deliverables of the project.

The deliverables are shared in this library.

The Open Schooling Model
The OSOS Open Schooling Model describes the full cycle of the school transformation towards an sustainable open school.
D2.1 Open Schooling Model

Open Schooling Roadmap
The Roadmap proposes a concrete overview of the implementation of open schooling approaches, offering a clear description of the necessary steps that schools will need to take in order to become Open Schools that bring together as many stakeholders as possible with an aim to produce ideas and solutions that address local issues and challenges.
D2.3 Open Schooling Roadmap

Support Mechanism
The Support Mechanism will help the participating schools and their communities in all aspects of the open schooling approach. The Support Mechanism is based on the presentation of techniques on how schools can make use of the OSOS approach and its tools to create projects and activities adapted to school specific needs. The OSOS support is offered on the OSOS portal.
 D3.1 Support Mechanism

Assesment Methodology
The proposed methodology aims provide  the information on how to assess the impact of OSOS project at two levels: at the school (organisational change, RRI integration) and at the student level  (interest and motivation in science, problem solving). It also aims to ensure the uptake of relevant stakeholders through the systematic monitoring of OSOS Open  Schooling  Model, the  OSOS Strategies  and implementation  activities.
D6.1 Assessment Methodology

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