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Join the ThreeC-MOOC

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.

To enroll : go to

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 WolfMartin 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

Dutch ThreeC Community of Practice meeting. 19 January 2016

On January 19 2016, participating teachers of ThreeC in the Netherlands attended a meeting as Community of Practice. Every teacher described shortly how he or she progressed on the development of their ThreeC project. Based on these short presentations, the group reflected on some pending issues:

– How to attract an interesting contractor for a ThreeC project?

– How can you ensure a continuing collaboration with contractors?

– How can you involve more colleagues in these ThreeC projects?

– How should we assess learning outcomes of these kind of projects?



Furthermore, the basic framework for the reference system of the ThreeC competence ‘circular economy redesigning’ (IO2) was discussed, with a special focus on the development of the assessment toolbox (IO4).

The teachers underlined the importance of this Community of Practice and to continue the existence of this network, also after the end of the ThreeC project. An important focus could be, how to match the collaboration between schools and contractors with educational learning purposes (as a collective learning process) on the one hand and societal or entrepreneurial needs and demands on the other hand?

Click below  for the PPT (partly in Dutch)

ThreeC CoP dd 19012016

The next meeting will be in April 2016.

National meeting ThreeC in the Netherlands. 8 September 2015

On Tuesday, September 8, a national meeting for ThreeC-teachers was organised. Beside the participating teachers, three teacher trainers, two teacher students and a representative of the provincial government of Brabant were present. The government of Brabant is involved in ThreeC from their interest in circular economy and asked members of ThreeC to form a Community of Practice.

Altogether, they exchanged the progress of the development of the school projects and future plans. Furthermore, ideas for a national congress on Education and Circular Economy were presented, which will be held on 10 November 2015.


Three C. Meeting 8 Sept  - 1 (1)

Teacher training course Tallinn May 2015

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27 teachers from Finland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands took part in a ‘Teacher Training Course’ organised by the ThreeC consortium at Tallinn University from 26 – 30 may 2015.

The main aim of the course was to support teachers to design teaching materials on circular economy to be used in their schools.

The picture below shows the programme of the training course week and the follow-up activities.

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