A 21st Century Learning Community Grounded in Social and Environmental Responsibility
Tired of boring textbooks and mind-numbing lectures? Take charge of your own education by creating an individual learning path around your passions and interests. Our form of student-centered learning allows you to choose what to learn, when to learn, where to learn, and even how to learn. Our learning frameworks help you stay on track with your own learning goals and ensure that your work has academic merit.
Who needs tests and grades? Not us. Showcase your skills and experiences in your personal blog and project portfolio. You decide what work to share publicly, and what work to keep for yourself. You can even build special collections for homeschool evaluators, college recruiters, employers. A well-rounded portfolio of real-world skills and accomplishments speaks volumes about who you are and what you can do.
Teamwork. Collaboration. Problem-solving. Critical thinking. In this rapidly changing world our youth need 21st century skills. Choose a topic of interest, create or join an action learning team, conduct research together, then implement solutions through civic engagement. From sustainability issues such as access to clean water or clean energy to social justice issues such as racism and human rights, the possibilities are endless.
Decentralizing education means transferring power back to students and communities and eliminating unnecessary oversight. OSE is creating a distributed ledger (blockchain) platform for learning. This platform is designed to use education as a means to inspire and implement solutions to the climate crisis. Inspiring students through gamified learning has been demonstrated to increase student motivation. Likewise, our platform will incentivize student work through this token economy.
Membership to Open Space Education is free
“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” -Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed