Current research projects

21st century children - 21st century children looks at the transformed nature of childhood in the 21st century and what that means for education.

Trends shaping education - Trends Shaping Education 2016 examines major trends affecting the future of education and sets the background on upcoming challenges for policy makers and education providers alike.

Social and emotional skills - The Study on Social and Emotional Skills is an international survey that assesses 10 and 15 year-old students in a number of cities and countries ‌around the world, identifying the conditions and practices that foster or hinder the development of these critical skills.

Strategic education governance - The Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project supports countries in developing flexible and adaptive governance processes to be able to deal with the increasing complexity of their education systems. It builds on CERI’s previous work on Governing Complex Education Systems (GCES).

Governing complex education systems - A crucial question for OECD countries today is how to achieve national objectives for education systems under the condition of complexity. This CERI project is designed to identify governance models and knowledge systems for complex education systems.

Open higher education - CERI has started a new discussion on the impact of the “openness” movement on higher education.

Innovative learning environments - How can today’s schools be transformed to foster deep learning and prepare their learners for the rapidly changing 21st century? This question runs though the different threads of this project, which seeks to look beyond the institutional structures of schooling.

Innovative teaching for effective learning (ITEL) - Teacher Knowledge Survey - High-quality teachers are the most valuable resource in obtaining premium educational systems. Many policies and reforms are now focusing specifically on the teaching profession. By looking at innovative teaching practices we can learn a lot about shaping more effective learning.