Methodeschool De Buurt

Category: School for children aged 2.5 to 12
Maximum number of participants: 16
Distance: 1.4km–
20 min walking
Groups will meet at the conference venue entrance and travel with a guide to field visit locations.


About Methodeschool De Buurt

Methodeschool De Buurt is an independent, parent-driven method school offering education for children aged 2.5 to 12, in mixed age groups. De Buurt differs from mainstream education in vision, teaching methods and active participation from parents, children and team.

The school is located in a large house with garden, with a homely atmosphere. There are no teachers, but companions or supporters. There are no class rooms but working rooms, the circle, the garden and the kitchen. There is always room for a cozy chat with a cup of coffee or tea.

About the visit

This field visit focuses on the two essential principles of the school: community-oriented and experience-driven project education. In community-oriented education, accessibility and collaboration within the neighborhood are key elements that offer maximum chances for children. The children learn by participating in the daily life of the neighborhood.

Experience-oriented project education teaches children, in addition to math and language, to solve problems, set goals, process information, plan, design strategies, collaborate, make appointments, evaluate, express feelings, persevere, etc. Learning on a physical, social, emotional and creative level and acquiring good learning and thinking skills are part of the daily curriculum.

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.