The Coöperatie Leren voor Morgen consists of a group of collaborating organizations. As a network we are committed to learning for sustainable development: within and outside of education and from toddler to professional.
Our goal is to embed sustainability in the DNA of education. We do this using an integrated approach: The Whole School Approach. As a framework for the content of sustainable development, we use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This broad approach means that in addition to, for example, environmental aspects, we also look at the social side of sustainability (equality and inclusiveness). We are also the national coordinator for the Alliance on SDG4.
We connect teachers, schools and organizations that want to move forward with sustainable development in education. We do this through our networks, meetings, events and projects. The implementation of various projects is done in cooperation with our members, who have both feet firmly on the ground.
Learning for Tomorrow exists to learn together for an agile and livable world of today and tomorrow that offers perspective for all.
In an ever faster changing world, we see Learning for Tomorrow as the dynamic, broad network that wants to shape sustainability in education inside and outside schools with urgency.
We work together from our shared core values to develop innovative solutions that drive systemic change for sustainable development in education.
We focus on formal and non-formal education in the Netherlands. In terms of content, sustainable development is about achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainable education empowers learners to have knowledge and awareness of sustainability, to feel a sense of commitment, and to act sustainably in a sustainable society. The education system is nurturing to this end: it ensures that learners find education challenging, meaningful and fun, and that it is relevant and fun for teachers to teach in light of the challenges of the 21st century. Thus, we aim for a different education, rather than integrating sustainability into the current education system. An education in which the voice of the future is heard: Learning for Sustainable Development (LvDO).
We quote Arjen Wals: "Sustainability in education does not mean one more book on the already full shelf. In fact, sustainability should be a catalyst of educational innovation that leads to good education and enables students to live happily within responsible ecological, economic, ethical and social boundaries. The task is to create a school climate in which sustainability is in the genes, that is; in which sustainability is the 'default' (normal value) rather than unsustainability, as is often the case today."
From mission and ambition to impact: We believe that educational institutions can make the transition to different education if they focus on the SDGs in terms of content and apply the Whole School Approach (WSA) in terms of approach. The WSA is an integrated approach to sustainable education, consisting of six components. For each WSA component, we have determined the impact we want to realize:
Schools have formulated their own vision of learning for a sustainable society and are applying the WSA to flesh out that vision.
Schools are part of regional networks with all kinds of players and are closely connected to sustainable development in society.
Schools are expert at LvDO, self-learning, and making purposeful decisions about how to move forward.
Teachers structurally apply the pedagogical didactic principles of LvDO in lessons, projects, internships and other school activities.
Schools are leveraging a cross-curricular curriculum to integrate all aspects of sustainable development into their teaching (the SDGs).
Schools have sustainable business practices that structurally support learning for sustainable development and have been established with all stakeholders.