pedagogical opportunities of open education

Open education
is a great opportunity
but little known

Open education projects have many pedagogical, and professional implications that can help us find new educational strategies:

Education key words


Integrated Learning
Connections across curriculum

Digital Gap
Digital access for all

Special educational needs
Access to learning for all


Diversity gap
Social justice by representation

Critical Knowledge

Neutral point of view
Access to Neutral information

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For whom?

Open educational active programs advance learning at every level, from children to adults, supporting lifelong learning as well as teachers and professors at schools, universities and other institutions of higher education.

International projects involve the world community in creating, modifying, translating the contents on open education platforms and by making them available to the rest of the world.

On this OpenEdu platform you can find project, training, and news using the target filter and selecting by:

  • Schools
  • High Schools
  • Universities
  • Teachers and Tutors
  • Professors
  • Professionals and freelance
  • Adults

What skill do you develop with open education projects?

In using open education projects you can develop european Key competences for lifelong learning:

  • Literacy competence
  • Multilingual competence
  • Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology, engineering
  • Digital competence
  • Personal, social and learning to learn competence;
  • Citizenship competence
  • Entrepreneurship competence
  • Cultural awareness and expression competence

For each project we indicate which skills it helps to develop.

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Motivation plan

In this motivational scheme we have highlighted the interconnections that open education platforms create between Knowledge, skill and community

European education lifelong skill

Extracts from the European Council Recommendation Document - 22 May 2018

Background and aims
Everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour market.
Everyone has the right to timely and tailor-made assistance to improve employment or self-employment prospects. This includes the right to receive support for job search, training and re-qualification.

1. Literacy competence
Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, express, create, and interpret concepts, feelings, facts and opinions in both oral and written forms, using visual, sound/audio and digital materials across disciplines and contexts. It implies the ability to communicate and connect effectively with others, in an appropriate and creative way. Development of literacy forms the basis for further learning and further linguistic interaction. Depending on the context, literacy competence can be developed in the mother tongue, the language of schooling and/or the official language in a country or region.

2. Multilingual competence
This competence defines the ability to use different languages appropriately and effectively for communication. It broadly shares the main skill dimensions of literacy: it is based on the ability to understand, express and interpret concepts, thoughts, feelings, facts and opinions in both oral and written form (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in an appropriate range of societal and cultural contexts according to one’s wants or needs. Languages competences integrate a historical dimension and intercultural competences. It relies on the ability to mediate between different languages and media, as outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference. As appropriate, it can include maintaining and further developing mother tongue competences, as well as the acquisition of a country’s official language(s).

3. Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology, engineering
A. Mathematical competence is the ability to develop and apply mathematical thinking and insight in order to solve a range of problems in everyday situations. Building on a sound mastery of numeracy, the emphasis is on process and activity, as well as knowledge. Mathematical competence involves, to different degrees, the ability and willingness to use mathematical modes of thought and presentation (formulas, models, constructs, graphs, charts).

3. Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology, engineering
B. Competence in science refers to the ability and willingness to explain the natural world by making use of the body of knowledge and methodology employed, including observation and experimentation, in order to identify questions and to draw evidence-based conclusions. Competences in technology and engineering are applications of that knowledge and methodology in response to perceived human wants or needs. Competence in science, technology and engineering involves an understanding of the changes caused by human activity and responsibility as an individual citizen.

4. Digital competence
Digital competence involves the confident, critical and responsible use of, and engagement with, digital technologies for learning, at work, and for participation in society. It includes information and data literacy, communication and collaboration, media literacy, digital content creation (including programming), safety (including digital well-being and competences related to cybersecurity), intellectual property related questions, problem solving and critical thinking.

More Reference

We have selected articles and reports in the NEWS to find out more about these topics.

More resources available from:
Open Education Global
Open Education Europa
OER Commons