A change in our education and education systems is necessary. The emphasis is now too much on formal learning. Non-formal learning is heavily underestimated. When we model education from a holistic point of view, we immediately discover that developments in our society play too small a role in our education. Informal learning is important for the development of every child. The real world (of work) should be incorporated in the content of our education as much as possible.
Using the outside world in education gives possibilities for meaningful learning possibilities and experiences. It combines non-formal and formal learning. By using the outside world as an unlimited source of worked based learning there is no limit to experience meaningful learning at every age in an ongoing pathway. The student develops social skills and learns and experiences how to strengthen his social network. Schools should search for any possibility to combine the inside and outside world of their students to therewith combine formal and informal learning.
It is important to be aware about the relevant legal based frameworks and regulation at national level and possible political influences. These conditions may be different in the partner countries as well as in other European countries the blueprint could be transferred later on. We developed the following: