NETHERLAND

Dutch Multiplier event was organized by both Dutch partners of the project: Youth Exchange Service [YES] and Merakel. The aim of the event was to share results of the Strategic Partnership project ‘Looking @ Learning ’ on creative learning environment, especially the Intellectual Outputs created by all partners of this project. The event was organized in Stede Broec in an alternative and creative learning space, Zorgbakkerij De Molenwiek, a care bakery which is an NGO that creates a working and learning place for youngsters with disabilities. Participants of the event were served by these young people. Many educators from formal, non-formal education, care centers and policy makers have been invited to participate for free to this event.

On Wednesday 8th of February from 13.00 – 17.00 the event took place and 15 educators have participated with wide educational background, from special care farm to environmental education, from special elementary school for people with behavioral problems to students of social-pedagogic vocational school and representative of the national Youth Institute and ErasmusPlus Youth programme. The programme contained sharing all results from the project. Special focus was on the Intellectual Outputs developed in this project- the State of Art, the educational tool eduesc@peroom and the large long-term research. Presentation contained the development of these outputs, the concept and conclusions of creative learning environment. Educators who participated in the “Learning mobilities for educators” in this project, explained and shared their local activities, where they implemented the outcomes of those training courses and how they experimented in their own educational settings with development of creative learning environments.

After the break, we organized discussion tables on the topic, where participants shared ideas and possible implementation of the outcomes of these presentations, their impressions on the creative learning environment. In reality this means that participants were very willing to read more in detail all the documents produced, and change the educational approach in their organization or school, creating a more creative learning environment. Most participants were very inspired to experiment in their educational environment with their target groups by building their own educational escape rooms.