Make it Open | Open schooling through maker education

Uploaded by RRI Tools on 27 October 2020
Last modified on 23 April 2021



From 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2023

A gateway to open schooling where schools become key community actors and students perceive themselves as change makers


The problem

Our world is changing at an astonishing pace. Societies are facing futures where new branches of activity will be created on the largest of scales. The knowledge and skills needed to navigate everyday life are hard to predict today. And the challenge is particularly acute for education.

Policy makers and practitioners need to find new mechanisms, processes and tools that will help schools rethink learning boundaries and equip future citizens with the right skills to critically evaluate sources of scientific news, make fact-based decisions and informed choices.

The solution

It is with this in mind that Make it Open proposes to bring into the classroom the philosophy of the maker movement to develop a transformational approach to STEAM teaching and learning. It will also use the inquiry-based approach of citizen science to make science learning an accessible and actionable framework.

Make it Open adopts the concept of Open Schooling where schools are transformed from traditional educational institutions into community partnerships and become agents of community well-being.


Make it Open will develop a mix of actions, tools and resources that will be open for the education community to join, use or attend.

  • 16 learning scenarios: A supportive framework allowing teachers to try out an open learning approach
  • 10 open schooling hubs: A local support in 10 European countries to empower schools
  • MOOC: An online course to help teachers and educators building their own learning scenarios
  • Navigator: An interactive online platform to support teachers and educators in navigating the open schooling world







  • Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem
  • Waag Society
  • Copernicus Science Center
  • Fixperts Ltd
  • European Schoolnet
  • Columbia University (Transformative Learning Technologies Lab and FabLearn Program)
  • Ecsite

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