De Oogappel

Category: School for children aged 2.5 to 12
Maximum number of participants: 12
Distance: 850m – 10 minutes walking
Groups will meet at the conference venue entrance and travel with a guide to field visit locations.

About De Oogappel

De Oogappel is a “Life school”, organized by the Flemish Community, offering kindergarten for children aged 2.5 to 6 and primary school from 6 to 12. “Life schools” are based in 6 principles: experience- and environment-oriented oriented education, democracy (involving children, parents and team), equality, development chances for every child and diversity.

About the visit

This school is a place where children can live, learn and work.

The learning and work processes start from the ideas and experiences of the children. All parties take responsibility and initiative to achieve their goals. Learning to live in a group and taking others into account is essential. There are no teachers, but “supporters” whose task is to accompany the children rather than manage a class.

You find a brief description of each location and pedagogical focus of the visit below.

Below, you find a list of each school welcoming a field visit.