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Make it Open Schooling


Welcome to the Make it Open Schooling MOOC

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The course will Introduce participants to Open Schooling as well as Maker Movement’s ideas and pedagogy. It will illustrate how Open Schooling approach to teaching and learning can be integrated in educational activities – particularly science education – and be coupled with Maker pedagogy. To describe the benefits of Open Schooling, show how such approach to teaching and learning can be employed and inspire educators, the training course will also provide examples of best practises as well as teachers’ testimonials.

Furthermore, free and ready to use materials (e.g., the Navigator, Open Schooling Information Packs, etc.) designed to guide and support the integration of Open Schooling and Maker pedagogy into educational activities will be presented, and their use thoroughly explained via tutorials. The course will also provide tips on how to engage external experts and local stake holders to your Open schooling educational activity. Finally, it will also support the creation of a network of teachers/educators familiar with and enthusiastic about Open Schooling.

You can follow the course at your own pace. We will open one module at the beginning of each week, but there are only a few deadlines you need to pay attention to (those for the quizzes and/or the peer-review activity).

Join us in the Facebook group or share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #OpenSchooling .

Learning objectives

  • Introduce participants to Open Schooling (OS), Maker pedagogy, as well as Inquiry-Based Learning and help them understand how they can be integrated in their educational activities.
  • Empower teachers with a new methodology and support its use via the creation of an engaged community.
  • Introduce the Navigator as well as the other ready to use material created within Make it Open and guide participants to its use.
  • Provide a detailed guide (and concrete examples) for the creation of an Open Schooling LS and/or education activity.
  • Promote the Make it Open (MiO) project and its outcomes (the Navigator, the Hubs, etc.) as tools to empower teachers and educators.
  • Create a network of teachers/educators familiar with and enthusiastic about Open Schooling.


Primary and secondary school teachers, Science teachers, curriculum designers and non-formal education professionals who want to put schools at the heart of their local community e.g., museum educators, etc.


  • Module 1: Get to Know Open Schooling opens on 09/01/2023
  • Module 2: Learn More About Open Schooling opens on 16/01/2023
  • Module 3: Open Schooling and Maker Education opens on 23/01/2023
  • Module 4: Assess Open Schooling Activities opens on 30/01/2023


To earn a course certificate, course participants need to submit a Learning Scenario employing an Open Schooling approach, and review 3 of their peers' Learning Scenario.

If you have completed this MOOC and you want to become a Scientix Ambassador, please read more details about the Call and the application procedure here:

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.

Note to teachers from Emilia-Romagna: Per i docenti della regione Emilia-Romagna iscritti alla piattaforma regionale è possibile ottenere, oltre all’attestato rilasciato da European Schoolnet Academy, anche l’attestato rilasciato dall’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l'Emilia-Romagna (Servizio Marconi) che attua un'azione di facilitazione ed accompagnamento a questa attività. Maggiori informazioni al link:

Note to teachers from Ireland: It may be possible to count the completion of this course as part fulfilment of any discretionary CPD hours, subject to your school management's approval. Therefore, please enquire with your school management if your participation in this course can be formally recognised. 

Course Staff

Giuseppe Mossuti - Course Coordinator

Giuseppe Mossuti works as a project manager at the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). He manages and coordinates all EUN's activities for Make it Open, i.e., MOOC, publications, etc. For EUN, he also manages activities related to Europeana DS, an EU funded project which promotes the use of Digital Cultural Heritage resources for teaching and learning. Besides holding a Master’s degree in Sociology and an MSc in Social Research, Giuseppe is a licenced journalist and has authored and contributed to publications for newspapers, magazines and public institutions. He has proven communication expertise in four languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Sheetal Jalan - Course Moderator

Sheetal Jalan has been a STEM educator for 16 years. She had the opportunity to work in the continents of Europe and Asia, where she believes she learned the best practices of both - east and west. She has been a Scientix Ambassador since 2021 and has taken an active role in dissemination of its activities and EdTech Projects and her association with European SchoolNet has been longer. Currently, she is teaching Science & Technology at Futuraskolan, Stockholm. She is also the ICT coordinator for the school. She has an Honors degree in Physics besides her degree in B.Ed. She loves traveling and reading books.

Behind the course

This course is offered by Scientix and Make it open

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Disclaimer and Copyright

This course was produced under the Make it Open project, which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under Grant agreement No. 802106. The work here presented has also received funding under grant agreement N. 101000063 (Scientix 4) coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The course is the sole responsibility of the organizer, and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.


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