CoP Hybrid Learning Environments

In several regions, teachers, professors and school leaders in vmbo, mbo and hbo are experimenting with ways to involve issues surrounding sustainable development in their environment in the education they provide. This collaboration around transition issues can be shaped in practice through hybrid learning environments, living labs and innovation hubs. To stimulate supra-regional knowledge development on this theme, we are organizing a Community of Practice (CoP). 

In the Community of Practice (Associate) professors, practitioners, teacher researchers and teachers (MBO and HBO) work together. The starting point of the Community of Practice is that participants learn and develop at the same time: in the community they find inspiration, practical knowledge and support to take their practical problem further. They then apply this in practice and bring new insights back to the community.

Lecturers and practitioners hear each other's examples and cross-pollination occurs on several common themes. This triggers a region- and institution-wide collaboration.

In addition to this Community of Practice, there are also CoPs around pedagogy & didactics, and vision & leadership. They have a joint starting session and three follow-up sessions per group. Facilitators supported the three Communities of Practice with intake interviews, the guidance of the sessions, with creative work forms and inviting experts in the field of educational innovation, transition issues or (learning for) sustainable development.

Want to know more?
Want to know more about this project? Please contact Dianne de Fijter of The Green Brain. 

Join Sustainability Skills!
The CoP hybrid learning environments is now complete. Below we tell you how you can join the program.

  • Would your organization like to join one of the existing regional collaborations (Friesland; Flevoland; Utrecht; South Holland; Rotterdam)? If so, please contact Daan de Kruijf at
  • Does your initiative connect education, business, government and researchers at the regional level? And would you like to join the program to develop and/or grow this initiative? We would like to get to know you better. Fill in this questionnaire and we will contact you within 7 business days!
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