ThreeC consortium invites you to join the ThreeC – MOOC ( = Massive Open Online Courses)
The EMMA-project has provided the EMMA-Platform to our course.
The course is aimed to everybody who works in education and wants to know more about circular economy. The course will run for 4 weeks, 1h course + 2 homework per week, and will include access to the EMMA online platform, a weekly menu of recommended reading, videos, links to further information, circular economy quizzes
You can follow the course also after the 4 weeks pilot run at any time.
Sign up and select the course Circular economy. Enroll for the course
Lesson 1. General introduction on Circular economy
Lesson 2 A didactical approach for education for a circular economy
Lesson3. Sequence of assignments
Lesson 4. Case studies
Drinking package. A sequence of lessons conducted in Lambertus scholen (Belgium)
Practice 2. Fashion design. A serious of lessons conducted in ROC Tilburg (Netherlands)
you’ll learn what circular economy means;
you’ll be introduced to competencies for a circular economy;
you’ll learn how circular-economy-competencies can be achieved;
you’ll experience how such a learning process can be conducted;
• you’ll be introduced to examples of ThreeC school practices.
Author: Martin de Wolf
Martin de Wolf works at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands) as a geography teacher trainer and coordinator of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). He was involved in many ESD-projects in the Netherlands, published geography schoolbooks and a book for higher education about ESD.
COAUTHOR : Alexandra Baldaque
On February 23, three students (biology and geography) of Fontys University of Applied Science, presented their ideas for a ThreeC-circular-economy-pilot-project. They designed and developed the project in cooperation with Eefje Smit (teacher trainer at Fontys) and Hedwige Vangerven (economy teacher at Vrije St-Lambertusschool in Westerlo, Belgium).
The students chose drinking packages as the main subject for the pilot project. Drinking packages are used a lot in schools, while they deliver a lot of waste. A drinking package consists of several different layers: carton and plastics. Why is that, to which manner can we consider this as a problem and how to make us of sustainable materials? That are questions that will be answered by the secondary school students in Westerlo. After analysing the situation, they will redesign a drinking package. A jury, together with an expert of the Dutch Packaging Association, will judge the results.
The pilot project will be conducted from 16-20 March 2015 and evaluated by Tim Favier, educational researcher of Fontys. The results of the evaluation and recommendations will be used to improve the ThreeC didactical approach.
On December 8, three students of Fontys University of Applied Sciences started with the design and development of a ThreeC educational pilot project for the Vrije St-Lambertusschools in Westerlo. They met Hedwige Vangerven, teacher of economics and project partner of ThreeC, who explained her expectations for the educational project. Since then, the students organised weekly project meetings (see photo) together with Eefje Smit, lecturer of geography at Fontys and specialized in sustainable development. Eefje Smit supports the students with the transfer of circular economy content and ThreeC teaching strategies into one project. They chose ‘packaging’ as the business case for the project.
On February 23, the students will present their first version of the project to involved project partners of ThreeC.
In March, the project be conducted in at the Vrije St-Lambertusschools in Westerlo. Tim Favier, researcher and lecturer at Fontys, will evaluate the project: what are the effects of the teaching strategies? Based on the experiences of Hedwige Vangerven, the students, Eefje Smit and the advices of Tim Favier, the ThreeC teaching strategies can be further developed.