Thu March 14, 2024, 16:16 U - 18:00 hrs

Meeting for vmbo and practical education teachers

Invitation for vmbo and practical education teachers 
Are you working as a teacher or school leader in vmbo or practical education? Join the conversation with colleagues from around the country and be inspired to practically design more sustainability in schools. 
The next meeting is on Thursday, March 14 and will take place live, in Amsterdam at Pakhuis de Zwijger prior to the Sustainable Teacher Election! We start this time at 16.16h. Sign up in advance. This meeting is all about repair. The focus on circularity in the furniture industry aligns with several aspects of sustainable education.

What is needed to give furniture repair learning a structural place in furniture education as offered within the vmbo profile Building, Living and Interiors (BWI)? What can circular crafts centers and teachers do for each other so that BWI students can gain experiences with furniture repairing/refurbishing/upcycling and also with reusing materials?

In the teacher meeting on March 14, 2024, we will discuss the results of a survey of BWI teachers. During five regional teachers' meetings organized by the Platform vmbo BWI, Liedewij de Graaf ( commissioned by RWS / program circular craft centers what opportunities and obstacles BWI teachers now see for learning to repair furniture in the vmbo.

This focus on circularity in the furniture industry aligns with the launch of the ReUse Alliance in spring 2023, in which several parties have joined, such as Marktplaats, IKEA, Vitra and the Branchevereniging van Kringloopbedrijven (BKN). At is a current listing of partners. They share a future vision  on a sustainable and circular furniture industry. The Platform vmbo BWI is also a partner.

After the introduction there will be room for participants to exchange ideas and experiences. Be inspired by numerous examples of how sustainable education is taking shape, so that you can apply this in your own education. Or share your experience so that others can apply it in their education.

On the third Thursday of the month between 3:15 and 4:15 pm:
  • May 25: Upcycling with Daan van Alkemade of |. A report of the meeting can be found here read
  • Sept. 21: Soil life, experiencing nature and the outdoor classroom with Jocelyn Janssen, Anna Vanderveen and Liedewij de Graaf | A report of the meeting can be found here read
  • Nov. 23: special for Economics Education Week with Nawfal al Jeburi, teacher at Stanislas PrO in Rijswijk |. A report of the meeting can be found here read
  • Jan. 18, 2024: Free walk-in meeting with free exchange of ideas among vmbo-pro teachers and casual networking opportunities.
  • March 14, 2024: Repairing furniture: the opportunities presented by circularity in vmbo profiles including Liedewij de Graaf
  • further dates and topics to follow

Cooperative Learning for Tomorrow supports the exchange of experiences around sustainable education in practice. On platform   come teachers and school leaders from vocational vmbo and practical education about it. Currently, there are  nearly 40 real-life stories on the map  who show How sustainable education takes shape in vocational VO. 
Circulating can be learned in vmbo and practical education
Photo credit: Garden013


Thu March 14, 2024, 16:16 U - 18:00 hrs


Pakhuis de Zwijger

Piet Heinkade 179

1019HC Amsterdam


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vmbo and practical education teachers
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