Porta Mosana

Develop a set of hands-on workshops oriented towards Global Citizenship Education for a bi-lingual secondary school in Maastricht.

The Project

The Project

Show don’t tell! Global Citizen Education!

Bilingual secondary schools in the Netherlands must comply with the standards from the European Platform and the Ministry of Education regarding European and International Orientation (Global citizenship). Teachers and pupils also feel the need to acquire the intercultural competencies based on a global mindset.

The framework of Global Citizen Education (GCE/UNESCO) is a complete and hands on theoretical concept leading to measurable learning goals and recognizable skills. The credo ‘show don’t tell’ forces educators to design new teaching strategies within the new normal of our world today and tomorrow. A creative think- and do tank is needed to think and act towards new possibilities to meet ‘the other’ and avoid cultural exclusion. New generations carry the burden of tomorrow’s world and global problem solving skills needs to be inside the educational DNA of 21st century education.

Strong developed intercultural competencies are mandatory the achieve global problem-solving skills. But how do we bring this into practice within the challenges of today’s educational practice?

That is the challenge! This project gives you an opportunity to be disruptive, hybrid, glocal …, think out of the box!

Porta Mosana’s bilingual department is looking for creative thinkers who can help to design a set of hands on GCE-workshops. Change young pupils’ life by making this an in- and outside school learning experience!


In this project, the focus is on “creating something new”

The Client

The Client

The bilingual department of the vwo domain of the Porta Mosana College (PMC) is a pre-academic track for pupils between 12 and 18 years who are planning to go to university after their graduation. The bilingual department (tto) is leading in innovation within Porta Mosana College. Leading pedagogy is based on growth mindset (C.Dweck) and the Building Learning Power concept (G.Claxton) aiming at optimizing student learning outcomes.

Co-Creator Client

This client might join the team for brainstorm session, meetings and preparatory sessions. The co-creator client is more actively involved in/during the project execution.