Open Schooling Book Review

This course is focused on reviewing COL's new publication titled, "Open Schooling: Addressing the Learning Needs of Out-of-School Children and Youths through the Expansion of Open Schooling".

Click here to access a the full version of the book that you can read online or download.

The sections in this course will allow you to post questions or feedback for the authors and take a short quiz to review your knowledge of the material in each chapter. Authors will be available to respond to feedback over the course of several weeks from February to July 2021.

Editor · 27th January 2021

There is no single model for open schooling provision which might offer a complementary or alternative curriculum, or both. However, all models can benefit from greater use of open educational resources; open, distance and flexible methods and open educational practices. In this way it is possible to address issues of access, quality and affordability in a sustainable way.

Addressing the Learning Needs of Out-of-School Children and Youths through the Expansion of Open Schooling makes a case for open schooling to be an integral part of future-looking education systems that will be more resilient to changing contexts and needs.

The nine chapters in Part A of the book explore the need for and nature of open schooling as well as cross-cutting issues related to curriculum, open educational resources, technology enabled learning, monitoring and evaluation, finance, open and distance learning methods and open educational practices, as well as gender and policy. The first four chapters in Part B then explore open schooling practice in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. In the final chapter, the editors summarise the key issues which policy and practice need to address.

This book offers guidelines and examples that will be of use to teachers, managers, policy-makers and education leaders interested to ensure that the education system meets the needs of all children and youths.

Course Content

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Part A: Policy and Theory
Part B: Developing Practice

About Instructor


I am the community editor and I am here to work with you all in order to make this community a success. Your contributions are not just welcomed, but they are integral to the success of the community. Through sharing, you have a unique opportunity to gain an even deeper understanding of your own experiences, while allowing others to learn from you. I am looking forward to your contributions.

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons
  • 22 Topics
  • 11 Quizzes

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