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The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) does extensive research work which covers learning at all ages, from birth to old age. It goes beyond the formal education system. While having a particular concern with emerging trends and issues, CERI reflects on the futures of schools and universities. CERI often has a longer timeframe than most work, typically aiming to set an agenda for the future, with a goal to ensure that the work is thoroughly integrated with empirical analysis and innovation awareness. Specific emphasis is put on accumulating statistical evidence to the value of its research work.  Read more about CERI's Activities.

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 ‌Trends Spotlight 5

Trends Spotlight #5: Infinite Connections

Education plays a key role in ensuring that everyone can reap the benefits of our technology-rich world, as well as help mitigate some of the risks.

 >> Publication: Trends Shaping Education 2013


Measuring Innovation in Education

New international report  comparative data about innovation in education compared to other sectors.  This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education. Read the Executive Summary, Country Notes and other information here

 >> Blog: Education professionals as social innovators

>> Education Indicators in Focus brief (EDIF): How innovative is the education sector?


Jointly organised conference Character Education for a Challenging Century in Geneva, 22-24 October 2014

 ‌Leadership for 21st Century Learning Leadership for 21st Century Learning

This is the latest of the influential series of OECD reports on Innovative Learning Environments. "Learning leadership" is fundamental because it is about setting direction, taking responsibility for putting learning at the centre and keeping it there. This becomes increasingly complex in 21st century settings, calling for innovation and going beyond the heroics of individual leaders. 

 >> Blog: Leadership for 21st Century Learning


 Innovative Learning Environments

Innovative Learning Environments 

This new book presents a wealth of international material and features a new framework for understanding learning environments. Based on 40 in-depth case studies of powerful 21st century learning environments that have taken the innovation journey; it is richly illustrated by many local examples and is produced from the research findings of the CERI Innovative Learning 

 >> Blog: Designing 21st century learning environments


Art for Arts Sake?

>> Publication: Art for Art's Sake? The Impact of Arts Education  Arts education is often said to be a means of developing critical and creative thinking. Arts education has also been argued to enhance performance in non-arts academic subjects such as mathematics, science, reading and writing, and to strengthen students’ academic motivation, self-confidence, and ability to communicate and co-operate effectively.


 >> Blog: Arts education in innovation-driven societies

 >> Blog:  Art for Art’s Sake? A gift to philanthropists and policymakers

Connected Minds

>> Publication: Connected Minds - In all OECD countries, digital media and connectedness are integral to the lives of today’s learners.  This book contributes to the debate about the effects of technology attachment and connectedness on today’s learners, and their expectations about teaching.

>> Blog: Hooked to be connected! Concerned parents are becoming more and more anxious as they watch their bright children getting completely absorbed by and attached to new mobile devices. Young people’s attachment to digital media and connectivity will shortly reach a level of almost universal saturation. But it’s not all bad news!

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