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European Innovative Teaching Award

Learning for a sustainable future

School/Coordinator: CBS de Rietzanger

Topic(s) addressed

  • Sustainability 

  • Learning together 

  • Inclusion    

  • Environment 

  • 21st-century skills

Target groups

  • Primary education teachers 

  • Pupils aged 4-12


  • Besides the focus on the 2030 Agenda, the school used a multidisciplinary approach for future-proof teaching. 

  • Themes such as poverty, health, education, gender equality, clean and affordable energy, peace and justice fitted perfectly into the project. 

  • All new insights and knowledge has been spread throughout various subjects, such as citizenship, geography, biology, and history. 

  • The school now has adopted an overarching method of world orientation.


  • Using the whole school as the learning environment. 

  • The whole team took part in the mobility to Finland, and therefore they could work together towards one future-proof curriculum. 

  • The Education for Sustainable Development Goals (ESD) has been integrated into the daily practices of all teachers. 

  • A pilot on outdoor learning has been introduced as a result of this project.


  • The teachers not only learnt about future-proof and sustainable education through this KA101 project but simultaneously a KA229 project called ‘Earth Stories’ was implemented for their pupils. 

  • In this way, the learners had an active role in the learning process. 

  • The school used the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a common thread throughout the project.


  • The new skills and knowledge of the teachers have been gained and disseminated in the school changing the daily educational practice.

  • Daily school learning is now based around the ESD goals and all pupils are exploring the topics related to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. 

  • The project results have been disseminated to the schools in the region and the municipality.

Learning for a sustainable future - Netherlands
Project category
  • Primary education
Project year
  • 2022



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